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So, for me and my wonderful friends, this is the year of the 40th.

I remember the year of the 18th and the 21st. But this year feels so grown up and almost serious compared to those celebrations. Those years were full of grunge music and flannel shirts – definitely not the year to remember when it came to fashion or music taste.

Families, careers, homes, cars, assets, bankruptcy – it’s all there, written in our history with a big 40 balloon looming over us. Forty candles weighing down our cake, heavy with either success or disappointment.

I guess by this age, we are supposed to have it all figured out. We are supposed to be adults. We should be on top of our finances, have a clear plan forward and have everything under control. But what if you don’t? What if you don’t know where you are headed? What if the career you chose 20 years ago has seen its natural end?

Can you reinvent yourself before you hit the big 40? Can you get in before the time stamp? Is it a positive to question where you are? Is this the right time to do so? Now your kids are grown up and in school, who are you? Now you have made waves within your industry, is it OK to relax, take a break and take your foot off?

Is 40 the new 30? Is age just purely a number? Happy 2018 and Happy Birthday to you and whatever number you celebrate this year! Continue being wonderful, continue challenging and continuing enjoying each day – no matter your age or place.

Moyra Major

Moyra Major  

Moyra has been a familiar voice on Gold Coast radio for over a decade. Throughout her career in radio she's had the pleasure of interviewing people from all over the globe and has even appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in LA. She loves speaking in public, whether it be through the radio or in front of an audience. But she wasn't always very good at it. Moyra finetuned the skill, starting her own business, Major Confident, in 2015 to those like her who struggled to face an audience // www.majorconfident.com