Thanks to Pam for the title idea.
I don't know that I'm embracing it but I am not at all afraid of 40.
You are only as old as you feel and I feel great.
Since my 30th birthday, my life has changed a ton. I've had 2 more jobs and a new career making surgical devices. I've been to China (3x), the Philippines (12x, I think), Germany (2x), and Ireland (2x) and that was all on company dollars. I've had a run-in with a nailgun. I don't recommend that.
Most importantly, I have a wonderful wife, two beautiful kids, and a great dog.
Admittedly, Pam was with me before 30.
I'm as healthy as I've ever been and can run for 2 hours straight on a whim. I can even run for 3miles on most surfaces without shoes and without pain. I've found a joy in running that really helps me deal with the 40s. I'm also in an older class for races now so I might place a little better.
I only have a few grey hairs and most of it is still there until the Buzz-Off for Kid's Canceron Sunday anyway.
Life is good at 40!