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At a certain age women should stop pleasing others and start pleasing themselves.
At a certain age men should stop pleasing themselves and start pleasing others.
When I was a kid I thought I would write lots of novels and live a fascinating international life.
Now that I am older I wish I had been more selfish about carving out my writing time.
You know you are too old to party when crowds of people you don’t know bore you/freak you out/make you want to go home and pick your toenails.
When I was in high school I listened to the music of Madness, Duran Duran, Flock of Seagulls, B-52s and Talking Heads
Now I listen to the music of whatever my husband or kids are listening to, including Mafikizolo, The View, Kaiser Chiefs, Beautiful Me and Beautiful Creatures.
On my last birthday I was spoilt rotten.
On my next birthday I want to party like it’s 1999 …
The best birthday present I ever got was the one I’m about to have – my trip to New York!!
The first time I felt grown-up was when I worked my summer vacation on the local newspaper at the age of 18.
The last time I felt like a kid was the last time I got on my bike.
Last year was a very long time ago.
Next year will be an awfully big adventure.
I would love to tag people, but for fear of insulting anyone, I won’t. However, if you want to share your wisdom and experience, please play along.