Last year at this time we posted our Company Policy and have done a really good job of following our own rules. It's really hard not to follow a policy you create for yourself as soon as you realize exactly what is going on. There were many times when we'd ask each other which policy number we would violate by engaging in certain situations. When we'd get done laughing at ourselves, we'd ignore the jealous bitches, not hire the bored people, or not do the thing we didn't really want to do..because I was forty. And she was forty-five. When you're forty (and forty-five) and you're comfortable in your forty -year- old skin, and you're aware of what is going on, saying no is good and empowering.
Sometimes I said yes because I am forty,and sometimes I said nothing because I was forty, and more often than not I said I get to do this now because I am forty. And as forty-one nears I wonder when things will get easier already, I am fucking forty! Forty, forty, forty.
After a year of being an age so many women dread, I don't really get what is so upsetting about it. Well, unless you're Karen and I am your sister and you had to hear because I am forty! every day. I could see that making forty a year to dread.
*Go Wander Fly prints are available in my shop. They were created when I WAS FORTY.
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