Tuesday, June 4, 2013

20 Things Every Woman should know before she turns 40

Things every woman should know before she turns forty. If you work it out before thirty then you are freakin' awesome and I want to be your BFF.
  1. How to change a tyre. There is nothing sexier than a capable woman who is not scared of a little grease.
  2. How to open a bottle of champagne without flinching. I'm always surprised how many people pass me the champagne to pop. Not that I mind, it's one of my favourite sounds. Even my dog has been trained to come running for it.
  3. How to whip up a dinner party on short notice.
  4. How to set the dinner table correctly for your short-notice, dinner party.
  5. Give yourself a good blow dry. Not just drying your hair but giving it big, body and bounce.
  6. Know what you like (and don't like) sexually.
  7. To be able to eat alone in a restaurant or go to a movie by yourself.
  8. Enjoy being alone and not confusing this for loneliness. 
  9. Wear red lipstick without also wearing it all over your face or teeth.
  10. Know that it's ok, and sometimes a lot of fun, to step out of your comfort zone.
  11. How to laugh at yourself.
  12. Know how to receive a compliment. It's okay to say 'Thank you' when someone says something nice. Don't try to fob it off and make them argue their compliment point. Saying thank you doesn't mean you agree, just that you appreciate their words.
  13. Not to delay pap smears or breast exams.
  14. How to say 'No'.
  15. How to be a good guest. Don't underestimate this one. The good guest will be invited back over, and over, and over. The bad guest, well.......
  16. How to use correct table manners. It's no secret how I feel about table manners
  17. How to ask for help when you need it.
  18. Be proud of being a woman and flaunt it if you feel like it. There is nothing wrong with a little cleavage or some leg.
  19. How to love yourself and know you are loveable.
  20. How to choose happiness. 
What else do you think we should know before 40?


  1. Yay, I feel pretty accomplished!! Though I don't own a dining table or a hair dryer so I can't even do those ones :)

    And I am scared of champagne bottles. Not the contents, just the corks.

  2. I think I missed the memo, I am almost 45 and can only do about half of the 20. Opps.


  3. GREAT list, one that I am happy to be able to tick yes to (mostly). Although, the best way to change a tire is to take out your mobile phone and call roadside assist. True.

  4. That is a great list! MUST lean how to change a tyre, but thin I can tick the rest off.

  5. That dog of yours is one smart canine!

  6. This is a great list. But I still can't change a tyre ...

  7. This is a fantastic list and one every woman should aspire to conquer. Love it, Rach,

  8. I'm still working on the bouncy hair thing! You must share your secrets!

  9. I'm freakin awesome then. Thank you! Great list!

  10. I LOVE THIS LIST. Freaking love it!

    19 out of 20 isn't too bad with two months to go. And I've had my NRMA membership as long as I've had my Australian drivers license.

  11. Two more years and counting down! Love this list and the lipstick stained teeth just cracked me up! Oh wait...what about, making sure you've got nothing stuck between your teeth ;) And...umm..I'm avoiding no.1.