Forty-two

42. According to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books, forty-two is the answer to the question of life the universe and everything. It is also the age I will turn on Saturday.

42 image via shutterstock

42 image via shutterstock

 

I was hoping that, come Saturday morning, the keys to unlocking the big mysteries of life would pop my way, but my other half, who has trodden this path before me, advises me this is not the case. (Unless of course he is sworn to secrecy by the code of those who have already turned 42…I can hope right?!)

Failing that it is up to me to define my own answers I guess. I have learnt a few lessons over these four decades tho:-

Life is too short to be miserable is one of them. If you are stuck in a miserable place make changes that point you in the direction of happy.

Love is ALWAYS more important than money.

And. Um. Well. That is it really. I have no top tips for appearing stylish. No life hacks for a tidy and fashionable home. No idea how you manage a work/life balance without wobbling off the tightrope. Nope. I got nothing.

I am thinking 42 is going to be a year of development for me. My eldest is flying the nest to uni, my youngest is starting school. I have come to terms with the fact that there will be no more babies.

I am hoping that, while I am going to miss my kids massively as they move onto new stages, perhaps, finally, I might get to complete a train of thought without interruption and see if I can’t answer a few questions of my own.

Shall I look for more work from home, or some work out of the home? Do I have a novel in me or is that just a cake belly? Can I find an exercise regime that perks my boobs right up again? Will I ever find a shop that sells clothes I like that are age appropriate? Do I even care about age appropriate? Will I ever be a proper grown up or is pretending good enough?

All these and others to be answered soon….possibly…..or more likely I shall just carry on in my happy but vague fashion, hopeless at planning, failing at understanding adult concepts like pension plans and career paths, and not managing to wear a pretty scarf without looking like a twat who has got herself tangled in something.

Love Miss Cisco XXX

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  1. July 7, 2015 / 12:55 pm

    LOVE this post Sonia! I hope that there is indeed a secret amongst all 42’ers to keep their acquired knowledge a secret! I am almost 41 so a whole year behind you but it’s nice to have the 42 code to look forward to!!
    Hope you have a super birthday! And you are right… life really is too short so we have to seize the day! x
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  2. July 7, 2015 / 1:08 pm

    Happy birthday for Saturday. It turn another year older this month too and have no answers either. My mum always seemed to know everything when she was the age I am now, but I’ve come to the conclusion that she was probably winging it too!
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    • July 7, 2015 / 1:10 pm

      My comment was obviously supposed to say ‘I turn another year older…’. My spell-check ability is clearly going down the pan… 😉

  3. July 7, 2015 / 4:03 pm

    I hope 42 is the answer to everything. I turn it this year too! Hope you have a great birthday. I hope the year is filled with joy, love and happiness
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  4. July 8, 2015 / 8:19 am

    Happy Birthday for Saturday. I am a year behind you but understand where you are coming from. Eliza is starting school in September too and although I still have SEbby at home I am starting to crave going back to work
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  5. July 8, 2015 / 9:32 am

    Keep us updated, just in case! I’m only two months behind you…
    I can relate to so much of this. I must say I found life easier once all my kids were at school and definitely more time for me to formulate a coherent thought, which is always a bonus. But I still have the feeling that I’m a child trapped inside a grown-up’s body and one day I’m going to get found out!
    Age appropriate clothing?! I laugh in its face! Although just occasionally I feel a bit inferior because I’m not wearing it and I will NEVER come to terms with the concept of a summer scarf purely for accessorising!

  6. July 8, 2015 / 6:52 pm

    This made me smile, Sonya! I think you have crack the most important life questions! As for the rest, do as your heart desires and what makes you happy, now that you will be given free rein :-)!xx
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  7. July 10, 2015 / 6:07 am

    Ha ha I had those very same hitchhikers thoughts when i was approaching 42. Sadly i need to tell you your hubby is right 🙂 enjoy your birthday anyway x

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