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Top 10 Reasons Women Over Forty Rock

My birthday is fast approaching and my twins, the youngest of my four sons, asked me how hold I was going to be. When I told them that I’m going to be 43 years old, their eyes widened and then they quickly recovered and said, “That’s not old, Mom.”

It was cute because they were clearly horrified by my age and I can’t blame them. When I was eleven, I also thought that anyone over twenty was old.  I thought for sure that I’d have it all figured out when I was a grown up.

Not so much.

I’m still working on it.  I haven’t got it all figured out and doubt that I ever will but there is one thing I’m sure of, getting older has its advantages. Don’t get me wrong, I could do without the crow’s feet, the lines around my mouth and my dwindling eyesight but there are a good number of perks for women that come with age.

Here’s my Top 10.

  1. Once menopause hits (I’m not there yet but in the grand scheme of things it’s not that far away) we don’t have to worry about getting pregnant. Bonus!
  2. We don’t compare ourselves to twenty-something girls anymore because we’re not twenty-something girls. In fact, we don’t compare ourselves to anyone. We’re comfortable in our skin thank you very much.
  3. We don’t get carded at the bar or liquor store.  (Hey, it’s one less thing to worry about.)
  4. More often than not, we’re in a better financial position in our forties than we were in our twenties and if we’re not we’ve got a plan on how to get there.
  5. We are far less concerned with what other people think. Don’t like me? Okay. I’ll live.
  6. We don’t settle for anything less than what we truly want and we’re not afraid to say it.
  7. We are in our sexual prime. We know our way around a man’s body and our own.
  8. We’ve learned to pick our battles. Life is too short for drama.
  9. We now know that our mothers are brilliant and we should apologize every single day for being so horrid when we were teenagers.
  10. We know that there’s always more to learn, that we never really grow up and that age is a state of mind.


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Sara Humphreys has been attracted to the fantasies of science fiction, paranormal, and romance since her adolescence when she had a mad crush on Captain Kirk. An actress and public speaker, Sara lives in Bronxville, NY, with her husband, who is very considerate of her double life, and four amazing boys. For more information about her books and to join her street team, please visit or follow her on Twitter, @AuthorSara.

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  1. Lots of advantages to being over 40 (not QUITE there yet myself, but close). Not comparing ourselves to others is a great benefit!

  2. Thanks for an awesome post! I’m not there yet, in my 30’s, but I think that most of those apply now too 🙂 Congrats to Sara on the newest release and I’m excited to start reading her series 🙂

  3. Good guest post! There are definitely some advantages to getting older – growing out of peer pressure being one of them for sure! The only really bad drawback is that while my mind is still very young and very active – my body definitely knows it’s no longer 20…but yeah…I can live with it…just wish the eyesight wouldn’t change every year….lol…..Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Thanks for the great post. I agree with your Top Ten list especially number eight. You’ve got to learn to pick your battles. You can;t worry about the small things. They have a way of working themselves out.
    Congrats on the new release. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Hi Joanne- Yes! Learning to pick our battles is key to happiness. I think back on some of the stuff that used to upset me and I want to smack my twenty-something self.

  5. I don’t think 40 is old at all. My grandmother was 95 when she passed away. I know see my mother is a more respectful view—seriously how did they manage it all?

  6. I agree with your reasons that women over 40 rock! Even though there are times I’d like to turn back the clock, I never want to go back to the days when I cared what people thiought & I can’t wait to no longer have a period! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Love the top 10! As one nearing the 40 mark and having a mother near 60 I don’t think 40’s are old at all. My Great Grandma was 98 when she passed and was still raising chickens all by herself.

  8. Age is just like fine wine, the older it is the better it gets (or so they saying goes. I am more of rum & vodka person so…)

    Happy Birthday, hope its as wonderful for ya


  9. I used to think 30 was old….like everyone else in their 20’s (lol!) but now I am in my 30’s and I find that I don’t even think 40 is old. oh, how it all comes back to bite you. Lol.
    I can completely agree with all of the advantages…I honestly hope that when I am in my 40’s that I will have more wisdom than I do now.
    Thank you!!

  10. What a great post thanks for sharing I’m going to be 34 next month don’t look it but sure feel it with my illness 🙂 Thank you for the great giveaway!

  11. All the covers for this series are fabulous. I just saw the two new covers and all I can say is WOW!!! Beautiful. I got the free book on amazon. I’m really anxious to start reading it, but should I read them order? I’m kinda funny about needing to read a series in order. Sometimes, the order doesn’t matter, but most times it does. Congrats on your upcoming releases!!!!!

    1. Hi Julianne,
      I love the covers too! The Sourcebooks art department is amazing! The books are written so that they could be stand alone books but you could read the free novella to get a taste of the series. Then I’d start from the beginning with the novels. Unleashed, Untouched, Untamed and then Undone and Unclaimed come out in 2013.
      Thank you and I hope you’ll let me know what you think of the series.

  12. I thought I would be depressed turning 40……. but honestly I think it was worse when I turned 30 then it was like 40 wasn’t so bad….

  13. Not 40 but man did you nail it on the head about realizing our mom’s were always right! If I only knew then. I don’t think I will ever be able to apologize enough for the headache I gave her. lol Your book sounds fantastic so thank you for the giveaway!

  14. I am nearly there and couldn’t agree more! My 8 year old daughter likes to remind me all the time how old I am. And my teenage daughter informed me that she was talking with her boyfriend about me (and his mom) and they thought “I look really good for my age.” I wasn’t sure how to take that but was informed that it was a compliment. Never a dull moment in my house…

  15. I’m in my 30’s and though when I was a teenager, I thought 40 was awful. Now, it’s not such a big deal 🙂 Great post

  16. I am getting closer everyday to 40. The thing that I am looking forward to (and praying for daily) is menopause! I am so tired of all the trouble, especially since due to taking blood thinners that cause severe birth defects there is no reason for it for me.

  17. I am a shy over 40 now and feel older than dirt some of the time but most of the time wish I could retire. I cannot believe at one time I could not wait to get a job- relaxation is where its at! sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

  18. I love that list – I’m more than a few years over 40 and it doesn’t feel like I thought it was when I was a kid – just a few things are annoying but overall doin’ pretty good.

  19. Loved your top 10. I’m just 41 and I agree I don’t compare myself to 20 somethings mostly because now I think they look like 12 year olds. 🙂