Wednesday October 21, 2020

Emer McLysaght: 40 shades of consternation as I reach another milestone

The gap between what 40 actually feels like and what I expected it to be is really quite astonishing

18th October, 2020
Life has barely begun at 50, let alone 40

I’m turning 40 this week. I’m at once horrified, amused and bemused. I do not feel like a 40-year-old woman. I still get the willies about the fact that I’d be called a “woman” on the news if I was hit by a bus, when in truth I am a youthful and vital girl.

It’s not that I’m too bothered about the ageing aspect of things, it’s just...

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