Almost-40 looks great on you, Elizabeth! But, truthfully, for women, 50 is the most freeing age. I know so many women, myself included, who started living their authentic lives at 50. Liberation from all the want-to’s of your 20’s, have-to’s of your 30’s, and wish-I-hads of your 40’s. I hope your 40’s allow you to reach the goals you haven’t, have the adventures you dream of, and find the peace you long for.

I was always a writer but lived in a bookkeeper’s body before I found Medium and broke free — well, almost. Working to work less and write more.

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