hahahaha....i don't know why but i felt traumatized at turning 30- not 40.
i was truly depressed: i thought i was doomed to flat shoes and elasticized waists.
and interestingly enough, i did end up wearing flats, but no elastics....yet.
turning 40 however, i felt on top of the world and it's only gotten better.
granted, i come from good, hearty stock and everyone in my family has aged quite well.
but even the newfound lines don't bother me a bit.
i have a streak of gray on my hairline that i refuse to touch.
and all is well in the world.
our society is soooooo youth-obsessed.
take it for what it's worth.