• Henrieta Duffner

Getting 40 without drama.

Aktualisiert: 12. Feb 2019


At every age, I have been a bit proud of the year under my belt. And now? Nothing changed.


“I absolutely loved turning 40, it didn’t feel awful to me, it felt like coming into my own. I am in great health, I feel as if 40 means that I am finally wise enough to give advice and be taken seriously but still young enough that the world offers the upward trajectory of possibility.”


“In the year leading up to it, I wanted a big party, but as the month approached, I decided to have a very low key celebration with my immediately family despite my husband's protest. He thought I deserved a big bash. He planed a great party in London with all my friends, I refused. I realized that I wanted to do something different. I wanted to give myself a very special present, which I am planing for many years, me and myself, going to France to improve my broken French. Marcus had to accept this, even over that he planed everything already. Anyways, he bought me over-the-top beautiful earings from Patrik Mavros, my very favourite brand, to mark the occasion. I wear it every day as a symbol of moving into a new decade. And the trip to France? Sure! You will hear about it.


I loved my 30s and wasn't sure how I'd feel turning 40, but I'm more confident and comfortable. My daughter, a gorgeous 4-year-old princess, still think I'm a ‘young and beautiful mom,’ which sounds cool to me and is actually the most important.”


This year is exceptional for both of us, she just recently turned 4 and me 40, that is very magical. This happens only once in a life time, and that is now! I enjoy every second of being 40. I am proud and happy to be here with my loving husband and my family.


Thank you.






Quotes I like:


Life really does begin at forty. Up until then, you are just doing research.

- Carl G. Jung


Women are most fascinating between the ages of 35 and 40 after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass 40, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely. - Christian Dior



Women deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of twenty-eight and forty.

- James Thurber

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