#thisis40

If you had asked me 30 years ago what 40 would look like, I would’ve stared at you with a blank expression, because I would have no idea how to picture something so far away.

If you had asked me 25 years ago what 40 would look like, I would’ve cried, because I was convinced I’d never live to see it.

If you had asked me 20 years ago what 40 would look like, I would’ve answered, “bitter and lonely…”

If you had asked me 15 years ago what 40 would look like, I would’ve been hopeful and a little bit scared. But I wouldn’t have had a clear answer.

If you had asked me 10 years ago what 40 would look like, I would’ve cried, because the one person I thought would live to see it, didn’t.

If you had asked me 5 years ago what 40 would look like, I would’ve stared at you like I was 10 years old.

Today. If you ask me what 40 looks like…

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This is me unfiltered. No #AliciaKeyes…I’m going to Sephora to restock on the weekend. 😛

This is 40.

It took a long time to get here, but I’m here.

I’m surprised.

I’m grateful.

I’m bitter…sweet.

Those of you who are still on their way: don’t rush it. Take it all in. We’ll be here when you arrive. Trust me when I say the ride is worth it.

 

xo/rr

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