40 used to seem like a long time to reach especially when one is a teenager.
I remember when I was 21, I had a long list of 'To Do'. For instance, get a degree at 24. Get married at 25. Have a baby at 28. Write a book. Buy a house. Bla-bla-bla... all those dreams.
Looking back, well.. I was able to achieve some of those dreams although much later than I had aimed for. And as for those that are yet to be done, there's still time for them, insyaAllah.
And today, I'm 40 years old.
Yes, I'm stickign to 40 years old, not years young like some people like to suggest. I won't lie about my age, hehe.
Alhamdulillah for living until 40.
When I were 21, I thought being 40 means being old and well, being unattractive.[that was in the 90s, guys]
40 is halfway between life and death, as some people like to say. [the average age is 80]
20s is for experiencing life, 30s for starting a family and 40? Well, 40 is for maturity.
Hey, that's when you'd start getting fine lines and wrinkles.[Now I consider mine as signs of maturity, haha]
That's when the white hairs seem to sprout on your head [last time I look, less than my right fingers, hooray]
That's when gravity begins to play havoc to your body [unbothered for now as I'm pregnant, haha]
That's when you have to watch your diet [again, I'm pregnant so a good excuse to continue eating, hahaha]
I like to remember that fact that prophet Muhammad [pbuh] attained prophet-hood and started preaching about Islam at 40.
That , being 40, must mean something good for Allah to choose that age for him to spread Islam to the world.
I've been offline for 2 days due to exhaustion and rather poor health before this weekend. Getting back to school can be so tiring especially when one is 2 month pregnant and suffering from coughs and morning/evening/night sickness. I dare not even go to the government clinic for fear of being forcibly warded for hypertension.[am religiously taking my pills]
InsyaAllah life will be better soon. This test will pass, jut like all others before it.
Thanks for all the birthday wishes via FB.
As I have 3 birthdays - roman calendar, chinese calendar and muslim calendar - it's gonna be triple fun again this year, hehehehee...
Yes, I'm going to embrace being 40 for all it's worth - the maturity that it brings [that people seems to believe and regard you], the experiences that I've gained all these 40 years, the good career that I have, my growing happy family, and good health that I still have before reaching 50, 60, 70, 80[ insyaAllah].
Syukur alhamdulillah for being able to live another day.
40? Nahhh, it's just a number.
A good number.
I'm going to get busy living :)