10/ 02/ 2016

OFFICIALLY 40 YEARS OLD TODAY

DSC_0377

Yayyyy, finally!!! I could use my age as an excuse for my short-term memory loss, wrinkles, gray hair, varicose veins, yellowing teeth, temper and my uber exaggerated double PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome and pre-menopausal symptoms, poor husband).

How many of you or of us did not use an anti aging cream, did not look in the mirror and counted the number of pores and gray hair we have, or rehearse the perfect way to smile to minimize the visibility of crows feet?.

WHY ARE WE SO AFRAID TO LOOK OLD? WHY ARE WE SO AFRAID TO GROW OLD?

When I was a 1st grader, I was afraid to become a 3rd grader because I thought it must be awful to read books with no illustrations, but I became a 3rd grader and it wasn’t scary at all. When I was 13, I was afraid to become 18 because I was afraid to go to college, but college happened and it wasn’t scary either, then I was afraid to be 20 and 30 because of wrinkles, gray hair and the responsibilities attached to those numbers.

And so finally I am 4 decades old, I have a little bit of gray hair, a little bit of wrinkles too, my superficial fears are slowly happening, but the experience behind this age count down (or count up) taught me NOT to be afraid of these beautiful changes in me, because age is not a number, it’s a journey and I couldn’t wait to experience the rest of what lies ahead (senior citizen discount? retirement benefits?).

40 will be awesome! wish me luck.

Thanks for coming over.

hugs, binG

Top and Bottom:Mossimo/Accesories:World Market

Photo credit: Boyfriend.

“GO GET SOME AWESOME”

DSC_0366DSC_0349

Thanks to this wonderful woman, my friend Quennie for getting lost in the desert with me/us to celebrate my big four-O.

DSC_0341

As we grow older, we have more and more excuse to be weird, lately I’ve been loving going barefoot, the earth under my feet makes me feel alive.

DSC_0378

DSC_0363DSC_0357DSC_0318“Nature is the poetry you can touch-Bing”

DSC_0381

DSC_0346TO GOD BE THE GLORY.



33 responses to “OFFICIALLY 40 YEARS OLD TODAY”

  1. Oh my G! You don’t look like 40 at all 🙂 Anyway, I know it’s kinda late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YAAAAAAH!!! 🙂

    I love everything in your post, the stunning pictures and of course the beautiful and gorgeous you! Thanks for sharing! ♥

    Gly,
    chasingpotatoes.wordpress.com

  2. Happy Birthday, your pictures came out great, you can tell you had a great time on your day!

    ISA Professional

  3. mahryska says:

    happy birthday gorgeous!! hope you had a wonderful day!
    kisses from dubai ❤️
    http://www.mahryska.com

  4. Aki! says:

    You do not look 40 at all. And I really like the paragraph you wrote at the beginning. I’m in my 20s and dreading 30!

  5. Happy Birthday! You look so much younger than 40, though!! And Stunning shots too!!

    Adi xx
    http://www.fancycorrectitude.com

  6. cvetybaby says:

    Happy bday and all the best! That location is so peaceful and you look amazing! Have a nice weekend!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

  7. Yay! Happy belated birthday, Bing! And here’s to another 40 years. Breathtaking location to shoot!! Beautiful photos.

    Ira / JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

  8. Bing, you honestly don’t look 40! You’re aging gracefully and it’s because of your attitude towards life and getting older. I have to quote Audrey Hepburn here and say, “happy girls are the prettiest girls” because it’s so true. I feel that when you have a good and positive outlook on life, the aging process becomes more in your favor; that’s something my mom always said and she’s about to be 50 and everyone thinks we’re sisters. I’m not going to lie, at 27, I do all of the things you mentioned…I check my face for fine lines and wrinkles, practice smiling and all, I literally laughed aloud when I read that because I do it, perhaps a bit too much, ha! But this has reminded me that aging is inevitable and my attitude is what really will preserve me. I need to focus more on the journey than the destination because before you know it tomorrow will be yesterday and I’ll be desperately wanting to relive that moment. Thank You! You look gorgeous and I must say, 40 is not old at all…I have a 78 (best) friend, haha!

    Have a wonderful weekend, beautiful!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • Bing says:

      Haha it’s amazing how we worry about our wrinkles,but I guess that’s what makes us human,thanks to Audrey for that quote,kisses Jalisa and hugs to mommy who looks like your sister which means you have good jeans,so you’ll be fine,thanks,xx.

  9. LENPARENT says:

    Happy happy birthday gorgeous Bing! Honestly, you look like 30 not 40! Stay gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these photos! Have a happy Valentine’s weekend!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

  10. Vicky says:

    You don’t look 40 at all! Happy belated Birthday!

    Vicky
    http://vickysscrapbook.com/

  11. Elle says:

    Bing, do not hide that beautiful face!
    Age is a journey, as you say, and you are making it a first class journey for me.
    You do look amazing you know ( those legs !!!!!) and your fitness and happiness shines through in every post.
    Happy birthday sweet gorgeous Bing!!!!!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/2016/2/elegance-illuminated

  12. Kelly says:

    You’re 40???? I cannot hardly believe. Not that 40 is old you just actually look MUCH younger. Congrats to you! Thank you for not making an age such a sad deal like so many women do. I think it’s for us to reclaim that..

    XOXO
    http://www.kellmenow.com/productreviews/
    https://www.instagram.com/kell_menow/
    https://www.facebook.com/kellmenow/?fref=ts
    https://twitter.com/kell_menow
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/blog-kellmenow-14252307

  13. Annie says:

    You look amazing!! Happy Birthday!!

    xo Annie
    http://www.laircake.com

  14. karen bell says:

    Wait till you are 56. You are so beautiful !!!! 🎂🍰😁💞🏄😘📦🍻🌟👼

  15. Yvonne says:

    You still look very young, Bing! And Happy Belated Birthday!

    xx
    Yvonne
    http://tellmeyblog.com

  16. Tega Enai says:

    You look absolutely stunning at 40! I have no words really. But i pray God keeps and continue to bless you. Always
    I hope you had a great day!

    Love.
    Tega Enai
    http://www.tegaenai.com
    xoxo..

Share your thoughts it's free and it's awesome,hugs binG.

Let’s connect:

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 16 other subscribers

Archives


%d bloggers like this: