Overheard across the blogosphere:
Reader 1: What’s Susan up to now with this “30 by 40” bit?
Reader 2: I think it’s another one of Susan’s blogging gimmicks. You know how she is.
Reader 3: Yeah, I think you’re right, Reader 2. For chrissake the woman ate goat and jumped out of a plane just to increase her page views.
Reader 2: That’s a little harsh, Reader 3. Honestly, I think she just did those things because she’s a little [does the cookoo sign], whacked in the head.
Reader 1: I think it might have something to do with her turning 40 this month.
Reader 3: Maybe. Like I said…[does the cookoo sign]
Before now I have never, ever, EVER made a big deal about my birthday — you may not believe that, but it’s true. Thirty came and went with barely a peep from me, but turning 40 at the end of this month seems different — in a good way — and I want to take advantage of it.
So, in honor of the whole “40 is the new 30” thing, and because there are 30 more days to go before I turn 40 30 (in spirit!) again, I am asking for your advice on how to make the next 40 years even better than the first.
I wasn’t planning to add my own advice, especially since I often ignore it, but I received something in the mail yesterday out of the blue that made me think of one:
“…I know it is not easy to make time to travel and be away from home…but, oh so good to touch base with intelligent, soulful and multidimensional women!…I am grateful for our intimate conversations over ‘Lonely Chicago Pie’ and hope you each know that who you are and what you have to say and what happens in your lives MATTERS to someone…”
Tip #1: Always make time for friends — and never forget how important they are in your life…or you are in their’s.
That’s a tip I know I’ll continue to follow. My goal (always a Virgo, always a goal) is to get at least 30, preferably 40, of yours to live by — humorous, serious, whatever. You don’t need to be 40 or over 40 to give them, or even 30, or… Before I confuse myself with numbers even more