It’s here! Your 40th birthday!
As confirmation of your old age, Young-Optimistic-You and Bitter-Old-Hag-You are duking it out.
Young Optimistic You: Happy 40th Birthday to me! I feel good, I look good, and when it comes right down to it, I’m so happy with my life!
Bitter Old Hag You: Oh, shut UP! You are officially O.L.D.
Young Optimistic You: Am not! 40 is the new 30!
B.O.H.Y.: If you think that, 40 is the new stupid. The only way someone is going to think you’re young is if you wandered into the ice cream social at the Senior Center. Ha!
Y.O.Y.: Well, just look at Halle, the Three Jennifers (Aniston, Garner and Lopez), Cameron, and Gwyneth Paltrow — all gorgeous women in their 40s and who are sexy, vibrant and brimming with confidence.
B.O.H.Y.: Excuse me, I think the clue phone is trying to leave you a message. Those women have a STAFF. They pay people to look that fierce.
Y.O.Y.: Ok, well just look at my friend Hodda Theniu, she is 42 and look how amazing she looks.
B.O.H.Y.: Bless your heart. More power to you sister. And please, cut the 70s TV references. No one knows what the hell you’re talking about.
Is 40 just around the corner? Or are you already looking back over your shoulder at that milestone? Here’s a hilarious quiz designed to help you get in touch with your true feelings about the big 4-0!
ABOUT KEESHA: Before her two children re-choreographed her life, Keesha was a professional dancer who performed in the U.S. and in Europe. Today she teaches modern and jazz dance in the Chicago area. She is also the human cyclone behind the blog Mom’s New Stage. A multitasker at heart, she shows fierce skills at simultaneously writing, choreographing, checking Facebook and Pinterest updates, playing the role of a mother named Joan “Kumbaya” Crawford, and overcooking food. Keesha is one of the select contributing authors of In The Powder Room’s first anthology, You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth. Her writing has been featured on Mamapedia, The Huffington Post, and in the bestselling anthology I Just Want to Pee Alone. A self-proclaimed pack-rat, Keesha is thrilled to be the new editor of BonBon Break’s The Attic, where she stores not only her memories, but also those of other über-talented writers.
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