On Turning 40 and Not Fearing Aging

Heidi S.
4 min readAug 10, 2023
Photo by Clément Falize on Unsplash

There was a TV show I used to watch called Eerie, Indiana. One of the characters was known as “the Kid with Gray Hair.” And I think ever since then I’ve wanted to go gray. I keep trying to coax my grays into a streak, but so far they insist on remaining scattered.

I don’t mind getting older. Turning 40 feels a little weird, but it doesn’t upset me. I don’t want to go back to being young. But I come…

--

--

Heidi S.

PhD in philosophy | Feminist | Anarchist | Pop culture junkie | Kpop listener | Actually Autistic