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I Survived a Mammogram Unscathed (But Not Unsqueezed) #YearTil40

I never planned to have a mammogram. You see, when I was in my twenties I was convinced that by the time I was 40 a new form of technology would emerge that would make the squeeze machines obsolete. Maybe there would be flying cars by then, too. But here I am today still driving […]

Should Women Over 40 Have Long Hair? #YearTil40

I cut my hair short once. Even though it was for a good cause, I got a lot of grief from people who loved my long hair. I am still growing it out and it seems to be taking longer. My hair just doesn’t grow as fast as it used to. It isn’t as soft […]

Do These Shoes Make Me Look Old? #YearTil40

Back when I was a teenager my favorite shoes were Converse All Stars. I love basic shoes and appreciate a classic. I also love that they can be a little offbeat and unique. But once I hit my 30s I stopped wearing my favorite shoes because I felt like I was trying to cling to […]

One Year ‘Til 40 – Climbing That Hill

I turned 39 this week and it gave me pause. I am definitely getting older. When I was 20, for example, I would never have used the expression “gave me pause” like I did in the first sentence. Seriously. I am a different person in so many ways but better if you ask me. When […]