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I have heard so many stories of people dreading turning forty and wishing they were back in their 30’s. Yesterday I turned 40 and I have to say I haven’t been worried or crying about it or even wishing I was in my 30’s. It’s as if I’ve been waiting for this day for a whole year.


My 39th birthday was spent trying to organise a lumpectomy for the next day and contemplating the possibility of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. The whole day was a bit of a blur. ย Probably one of the worst ever, having been told the day before that I had breast cancer. The rest of the year was very similar, feeling like I was on another planet due to the chemotherapy. ย It messes with your brain.

So when 2017 arrived I was relieved and looking forward to a new chapter in my life. Now I’m 40 I feel like the chapter has begun and I’m going to make the most of it. While this last year has taught me a lot, especially how important family and friends are, I plan to spend the next year spending more time with those closest to me and traveling both near and far, making memories and laughing!!

3 thoughts on “TURNING FORTY!!!

  1. Go for it Pauline,am so proud of you !!you have done this !!!!!!!
    ,let40 be a new beginning for you!!stronger than you think?!!!
    Follow you on your travels ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘œ๐Ÿธlove always my friend๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ญxx

  2. You are on the right track and looking forward to happy and exciting times with Richard.You might have bouts of fatigue but you will cope with that in your own way. This time last year we didn’t know how you would get through the year but you did with great courage and here we are waiting for you to enjoy your life again. We all love you xxx

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