IN JANUARY I AM TURNING 40. Time to reflect on the past decade and see if I’ve become any wiser. I’d like to think I have.
1. 30 is not “getting old.”
Neither is 40, really. But it is a decade more than 30. Be glad you’re still healthy.
2. Don’t marry out of fear of being alone.
You had a rough 20s when it came to relationships (namely that you didn’t have many). But that doesn’t mean you have to cling to whatever shot you have at marriage, not when there are so many signs (she doesn’t think you’re funny, she ridicules you, she doesn’t like it when you play guitar) telling you the relationship is all wrong. I know you’ve heard it a million times, but you’ll find the right person for you. Don’t settle.