domingo, 26 de enero de 2014

40 Things I Can Do at 40 That I Couldn't Do When I was 20

By Wendy Fontaine, for Huffington Post
Additional comments by moi even though I'm not forty......yet. 
ps. I'm writing this post while watching the Grammys. Is it just me or this has turned to be the most boring show on earth? Mental note: I'm getting old. 
  1. Cook a decent meal. Debatable, unless grilled cheese sandwiches with guava paste are considered a decent meal.
  2. Make a killer cup of coffee. Hmm, nah, definitely nah. 
  3. Tell the truth. 
  4. Have a healthy relationship. Ay porfavor!
  5. Look past a person's flaws. 
  6. Look past my own flaws. 
  7. Stay home on New Year's Eve. 
  8. Pay my bills. Ok lady, this should have made it into the 40-Things-I-can-Do-at-20-That-I-Couldn't-Do-When-I-was-10 list!
  9. Go out without makeup on. Go out with make-up on!
  10. Go to the gynecologist without being embarrassed. Embarrassed?! About what? 
  11. Go to a therapist without feeling ashamed. My poor therapist. God bless that woman for having the ability to keep a straight face when listening to me. 
  12. Speak to a group of strangers. 
  13. Buy the good wine. And drink it all. Alone ;)
  14. Handle rejection. 
  15. Read Didion instead of Cosmo. I have to confess I google'd Didion -as in Joan Didion I assume- and no, I still read more magazines than books. Immature me. 
  16. Be happy for other people, instead of jealous. Always.
  17. Ignore the trends (skinny jeans included) and wear what looks good on my body. 
  18. Ignore the Kardashians, Rihanna and every other celebrity du jour. 
  19. Ignore people's nasty comments. oh hell no!!
  20. Ignore my ex. Who?
  21. Stand up for myself. 
  22. Stand up for people I love. 
  23. Sit at a concert. 
  24. Take a cab home instead of insisting I'm OK to drive. 
  25. Wear a hat when it's cold. And not taking it off the entire day, my hat hair is ugly...really ugly. 
  26. Stop worrying about whether people like me or think I'm pretty. 
  27. Be my kid's hero. Be my cat's hero.
  28. Show her what independence looks like. If I show my cats what independence looks like I will never see them again. 
  29. Show her what real beauty is. Real beauty is my cat throwing up and then eating her own vomit....eeewwww!!!
  30. Drive the speed limit. 
  31. Drop that toxic friend. 
  32. Avoid the drama. 
  33. Swear in front of my mom. Everything I am I owe to my mom, vocabulary included. 
  34. Swap the tanning lotion for eye cream. Yikes and yikes. 
  35. Focus on the smart guy instead of the handsome guy. Focus on the smart and handsome guy. With age comes ambition. 
  36. Say "no" to stuff. 
  37. Skip the gym and go for a walk outside. 
  38. Stop trying to be perfect. 
  39. Let go of expectation. 
  40. Adjust to changes. And one to grow on: Understand that the best is yet to come. Promise?