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What I Wish I Knew At Age 40

Here's everything everyone wish they knew at the age of 40. If it's good advice, hit the upvote button. The number next to it indicates the age the author wrote it at. Feel like there's something missing? Add a new message!

Hey 40 year old, Spend time with your kids, in 10 years then will either be grown or surly teenagers. Take a vacation with just you and your significant other. Put as much into a retirement plan as you can.
Hey 40 year old, Your birthday this year will be hard. But after the reality of it all sets gets easier. Embrace.
Hey 40 year old, Rush years are the time when people (parents) grow separate. Spend regularly quality time with your husband/wife if you want the relationship to last.
Hey 40 year old, It's not too late to learn a musical instrument. You have time to practice a lot, make a few mistakes, get better and better, and feel great about the results.
Hey 40 year old, Eating all that junky food is starting to catch up with you. Learn one or two easy recipes to add in to your routine. Healthy cooking is not as hard as you think it is.
Hey 40 year old, Take care of your kids
Hey 40 year old, Get your household chores done during the week and do something fun on the weekend. You'll never look back and think "remember that Saturday I mowed the lawn?"
Hey 40 year old, Make things like if you were 20.
Hey 40 year old, Women: read up on perimenopause symptoms and look out for them. One no one talks about is vaginal atrophy, and it only gets worse if you stop having sex because of all the other annoying symptoms. Use it or lose it, basically.
Hey 40 year old, Women: don't neglect birth control just because it's supposed to be hard to get pregnant. Almost every woman I know has gotten pregnant accidentally past the age of 40.
Hey 40 year old, Hey 61 year old, Rather than accept a job that is a comfortable location, well known to you, be open to pursuing opportunities outside both your physical comfort zone and beyond your current skill set. Are you sure you want to delete this advice?
Hey 40 year old, Know well there comes ETERNAL LOVE ....