The thing about turning 40 is…

I have embraced turning 40. It’s been a cracking year. Highlights include: me faux pants

1. I’m happiest than I’ve ever been. The rest of this list exists because of this one, undisputable fact. Sharing life with so many wonderful people in it, makes me a very lucky lady.
2. I work harder than I ever had. And am more focused than I have ever been.
3. I will always, if possible, work for myself.
4. I am acutely aware of time passing. And making sure moments count.
5. I’m passionate about helping other women in business to feel confident in their own abilities and embrace all that digital technology can offer.
6. At some point in the day I always acknowledge how lucky I am.
7. I like speaking to big groups of people.
8. I stick up for what I think is right.
9. I acknowledge what I am good at and am happy to say it out loud.
10. I know what I am rubbish at and am happy to ask for help.
11. I care far less about what people think of me. I happily acknowledge I am not everyone’s cup of tea.
12. I spend my hard-earned on things made to last rather than loads of cheap stuff. I value quality.
13. I own two white pairs of jeans. For 2 decades I wouldn’t put my backside in them.
14. I own faux leather trousers. They were my best buy in 2015.
15. I freely indulge my shoe obsession.
16. Travel has become a really important part of my life.
17. I love digital technology and want to be part of it rather than left behind.
18. I’m not fit enough.
19. I own a bona fide pair of Ray Bans.
20. I often work from the bath.

If you’re reading this and you’re approaching 40, don’t worry about it in the slightest. And if you’re already there, what would you add to this list?

Nicola x



  1. 4th January 2016 / 7:45 am

    I love this post! I’ve just turned 30 a feel exactly the same. Everyone made such a big deal of it, but I’m at the happiest point in my life that I’ve ever been-I know I’ll be the same at 40 too-it’s only a number after all! Hope your 40s bring you everything your heart desires! Thanks for sharing such a positive post!

    Kay xx

    • Nicola
      13th January 2016 / 9:36 am

      Dear Kay
      Thanks for taking the time to read and I’m so pleased you’re so positive too! Enjoy everything you do and stay in touch.
      Nicola xx

  2. 18th January 2016 / 5:40 pm

    Love this! I’ve just turned 40 and feel incredible!!! In the best shape of my life and run my own successful nutrition business!!!

    You look amazing Nicola!

    Jules X

    • Nicola
      24th January 2016 / 6:09 pm

      Great stuff Jules thanks so much for sharing x Nic

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