the problem with getting older is not so much the getting older part, it's the awareness of it. It's hard to believe that I'm now officially "middle-aged"... when did this happen? I used to think that forty was so old.
I didn't feel any different when I turned forty than when I turned thirty, except of course physically. I am finding out that I have muscles and nerves in places that I never thought about. Doing anything new physically almost always results in injury or pain that I've never experienced before. I've also noticed that I am less and less patient with rude, inconsiderate people when it never used to bother me while in my twenties. I guess this is what it means when you get older.
Sometimes when I look back I feel like i've accomplished little in my forty years and maybe it's time to do something epic. Midlife crisis maybe? Then I realize that I have a beautiful wife, an adorable son, and a happy family life. Everything is not perfect, and I am not exactly when I thought I would be. In a perfect world I would be making a lot more money and a lot further in my career path.
Despite my disdain for turning forty, I'm however looking forward to the day that I don't have to help my son to the potty... here's to turning the new thirty and hoping that this decade will be spectacular!