Memo to 30-Somethings: 10 Things You Need to Know Before You Turn 40

September 8, 2015 7:54 PM

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Maybe I wasn't paying attention. Or maybe I didn't get the memo. I thought I was ready to turn 40, but I definitely was not prepared for the onslaught of bad news that comes your way when you turn 40. I suspect many others are just living their lives as well, naively thinking 40 will be like every other birthday--a year older whether you admitted it or not. But 40 is different, 40 shatters the illusion of eternal youth. You have to face it--you aren't 25 anymore. Because there's the inconvenient truth, you don't feel 25 anymore.

And yet, no one warns you--not your friends, family, or your doctors--and your doctors should be the first ones to do so. Instead, you learn as you go from appointment to appointment, or notice little changes day to day that let you know that your life (well, really your body) has changed, and not n...

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