Turning 40 and Having a Contest

Marrying Ben has done wonderful things for my aging process. Because his birthday is in January, I feel like I turn a year older when he does, so I spend half the year thinking I’ve already had a birthday. Then when July finally rolls around, and it’s actually time for my birthday, I’m all surprised […]

Friends With Time (and how I’m dealing with a midlife crisis)

“Maybe you’re having a midlife crisis,” Ben suggested one evening, as we were getting ready for bed. I scoffed at this idea, because I’ve always associated midlife crises with men much older than me, who spontaneously buy red convertibles, and leave more buttons undone on their shirts than usual to reveal gold chains nestled among […]