I have battled with depression and anxiety since I was 19 years old and at various times in my life have been medicated for it. I am not on medication now but I sometimes find things a bit difficult especially as it appears I am going through the menopause, which is both exciting and scary all at the same time. I have had battles with my weight, and am now considered obese but apparently a lot of that was due to the stress I was under as I went through two abusive marriages. My now happy marriage does not appear to be a cure for that - neither is not eating, as I have found that has made me bigger than ever. I now work on accepting who I am, faults and all, and in my work as a writer, try and promote that message as much as possible. When we accept ourselves the changes come naturally.
I'm not turning 40 until next year, but already feel like I'm supposed to act older or be different somehow. What's really different for the "over 40" set?
Lisa Oliver commented on Christine Jeffries' post So does it?