This is (almost) 40!

TODAY marks 6 months until I turn 40!!

this is 40

I posted the other evening on my FB page  that I’d made a decision and that I’d be blogging about it…so…here goes!! I am EXCITED to share!!

I intend on celebrating my countdown to 40 from now until Christmas Eve (my birthday!)!!! 6 months of celebration!

I recently came to the realization that I am SUPER-CRAZY-FREAKIN-EXCITED to turn 40!! I’ve never had a birthday that I shied away from, nor worried about…I have never been so excited about one either!


I believe its because I feel like I know myself better today – at this moment – than I EVER have. I know myself with a love and acceptance that I can’t really express in words. The older I get the more ME I feel. It’s like finally understanding something.


I looked outside of myself for much of my life for many different things…love, happiness & approval to name a few. Over the last few years, and at a much deeper level lately, I realized I need only look within. Everything I need, everything I sought is inside of me. Not to minimize how wonderful it is to share these things with others, but when you depend on others to provide them…its a bumpy ride for everyone.

SO, I invite you to be a part of this journey to 40. Help me celebrate and I invite you to celebrate YOURSELF along the way!


Hope FatoHope Fato is a Lifestyle Coach focusing on Health & Wellness. This Mom of 3 strives to help others receive the support they need in making positive changes in their health and in their life. Whether you are struggling physically, financially, or emotionally she is here to help you bring out your BEST inner self and help you achieve real results.


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9 Responses to This is (almost) 40!

  1. Heather says:

    I love that you are not doing the usual ” My Life is Over the Hill 40″ thing. Finally, a confident woman celebrating knowing herself and being comfortable in her skin! This is a powerful message. I don’t have long til I’m 40 either (3 years) and that is exactly how I’m going to be too. PS. You DONT look it!

  2. Ruby Uhart says:

    I struggled with turning 30, but I have to agree that I know myself better now than I ever have. I’ll join you in celebrating 🙂 Thanks for a great message!

  3. LOVE it! I have a another year and six months before I turn 40 but I feel the same way. I am SO much more comfortable with me and I like myself! I was not able to say that at 25 😉

  4. Brianna says:

    This is so awesome! Not many people have that wonderful frame of mind. You GO girl! I’ll celebrate with you :).

  5. Charlene says:

    You should celebrate! I love your countdown and don’t stop, keep going. I also love your words that you know yourself better today, it makes every day amazing when you feel it inside.

  6. Elyn Selu says:

    Mmm-hmmm, girlfriend, I am so with you on this one. Forty is so liberating for women! You’ll just keep blossoming and evolving into your great self. I’m so happy I get to celebrate alongside you!

  7. Margie says:

    Love it Hope! I have to say, it’s one of the best kept secrets that life gets WAY better after 40!!!! Congratulations – I love your decision to celebrate your journey there! xo

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