40 is the new 20 for women: you go girls, er, ladies!
If you've got it, flaunt "it"... at any age!
With so many positive role models for women over 40, it's hard not to say, "step aside 20-somethings!"
Have you seen Jennifer Lopez lately? It seems motherhood, passing 40 and entering divorce has served her well. I mean, just look at her dancing the night away.
Then there's Jennifer Aniston. I think we all agree that passing the 40 mark, divorcing (Brad Pitt of all men) and rediscovering herself has served her well. Shoot, she's been confirmed as the sexiest woman alive. I won't argue-- she has my vote for pretty darn awesome. Besides, having been compared to her, I'm sort of partial.
Who else has exceeded four decades but puts 20-somethings to shame? Let me count the ways...
Halle Berry: she is the modern Bond girl, and quite honestly, with her hourglass figure, makes women and men alike drool while she comes out of the surf. Way to go, Halle, and motherhood has not made a dent on your figure!
Check out 54-year-old Michelle Pfeiffer: she makes teenage guys do dirty work just by looking at her pictures. Not bad, lady, I'm flabbergasted (and hope I can do the same in my 50's).
Salma Hayek caught my attention playing alongside Antonio Banderas in "The Mask of Zorro." But shoot, those double D's, and those hips.... men are lucky to have such eye candy. Age is but a thing when you look at her sultry charisma.
Jenny McCarthy is set to turn the big 4-0 in November, but it didn't stop her from posing nude (again) forPlayboy. Maybe she had what those 20-somethings don't, namely, a humorous personality, a child, life experience, and yes, a rockin' bod after, well, almost 40.
So why am I writing this? If you haven't guessed, I've celebrated my 22nd birthday for the 18th time (yes, I turned 40 in human years in 2012). I like to think I'm doing pretty good (for my age, considering I don't have the personal trainers, dieticians, and entourage of supporters that celebrities do, for the most part). I do have my three awesome kids, my writing career (thanks to my divorce), and my health. I'm lucky beyond lottery winners.
P.S. If anyone has insight to how I can get my own talk show, I'm all ears. After all, I have the personality type of Dr. Phil and Nelson Mandela, the relationship insight of Dr. John Gray, Beverly Engel among several other experts, and the writing skills of, well, Sheila Varga Szabo. I see great things in my future. I want, no, NEED to help others, and I'm funny like Barbara Streisand. It would be a shame to let my talent go unnoticed.