I have a clear image of her in her office, surrounded by paper, books, jiffy bags, ringing phones, and me in her doorway yelling the equivalent of "Iceberg! Straight ahead!" and her not being fazed in the slightest. "Here are your media lists," she might have said, saving the day once again. We had fun, we laughed a lot. We were young and energetic, with so much life yet to come.
How is it possible that Kaitlin just turned 40? That would make me...well...how is it possible that Kaitlin just turned 40? When her latest blog post "To My Forties (from My Thirties, with Love)" came up on Facebook, I didn't want to read it, because reading would make it real. But I'm glad I did, because Kaitlin brought me right to the reality of midlife, in such a thoughtful and joyful way.
For example: "I learned in my thirties what I was oblivious to in my twenties. My thirties sanded rough edges, increased my level of comfort with myself and decreased my level of concern for how others viewed my choices. I figured out what I want and how to walk away from what I don’t."
And although our storylines have differed, our feelings about getting older and what the next stage in life may bring resonate: "One thing I’m sure of," she writes. "We are not stagnant. No matter what our decade, we are still becoming."
Read her 4 pointers for facing forty with love at her blog Angels and Shipwrecks: here
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