Which I thought was hilarious.
For one thing, I'm not sure what "middle age" even means anymore. If it means finally feeling good at both my job and my life, I'm cool with it.
For another, who has time to descend into anything?
And for yet another, I feel like I'm just at the beginning of the most important phase of my life, personally and professionally.
So the fact that I'm turning forty in a couple weeks, really isn't an issue for me. Aside from the fact that I really, really wanted to be pregnant by now... I'm pretty comfortable with my age. I stopped coloring my hair three years ago because of all the hang-ups there are to have in this world, age is just not one of mine.
I do, however, want to get myself something nice for my birthday. Possibly something in the jewelry arena. But I'm kind of baffled. Diamond studs? A necklace? Or something totally different? A painting? A piece of furniture? I want to get something meaningful that I'll still have and love twenty years from now.