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Things to do when you are single at 40?

(19 Posts)
cupcakesmakeyouhappy Tue 26-Sep-17 19:42:19

Apparently life begins at 40!
I'm ready for it to begin....

MyBrilliantDisguise Tue 26-Sep-17 19:43:17

What sort of ties do you have? Children? Job? Parents?

What would you love to do? If you were to imagine a life for yourself, what would it look like?

cupcakesmakeyouhappy Tue 26-Sep-17 19:51:49

Hi MyBrilliantDisguise. I have children 12 and 10. In the middle of a (hopeful) career change.
I'm looking for absolutely any ideas to start a new....wondering what all you lovely ladies do in your spare time. Things that make you happy smile

MyBrilliantDisguise Tue 26-Sep-17 19:53:14

When my children were a bit older than yours (old enough to leave in the evening for a few hours) I did an MA in Creative Writing. It changed my life!

cupcakesmakeyouhappy Tue 26-Sep-17 20:15:25

Well done you smile that's an inspirational and statement. Fancy sharing, in what way?

Ruddygreattiger2016 Tue 26-Sep-17 20:27:12

Due to start university psychology degree course.

Planning holidays or short breaks/day trips to places youv'e always fancied.

Cinema on my own (if my film of choice isn't everone's cup of tea) and treating myself to popcorn and Ben & Jerry's - no sharing!

Life drawing classes (or anything else creative)

Salsa dancing for beginners

Ballet and opera shows (something ex refused to watch)

But my favourite is curling up on the sofa with a good book and phone switched off.

cupcakesmakeyouhappy Tue 26-Sep-17 20:32:43

Ruddygreattiger2016 all sound fab! I wish I could be so brave and go to the cinema alone. I miss out on all the new releases.
Good luck in your degree smile

MyBrilliantDisguise Tue 26-Sep-17 20:54:57

Life changing in that it allowed me to leave my job and write full time.

Once your children are at secondary school everything changes, I found. You suddenly have a lot more time for yourself.

cupcakesmakeyouhappy Tue 26-Sep-17 20:56:52

MyBrilliantDisguise that's amazing! What an achievement smile

MyBrilliantDisguise Tue 26-Sep-17 20:58:22

Thank you! grin

Shayelle Tue 26-Sep-17 21:09:34

Do high energy gym classes with loud music it puts you on a high!! Plus keeps you fit.

Runningyogabooze Tue 26-Sep-17 21:12:27

Yoga! I took it up at 43 having thought it was poncey and airy fairy bollocks and now I wish I'd done it sooner.

orangewasp Tue 26-Sep-17 21:13:02

I wish I could be so brave and go to the cinema alone - just do it OP, lots of people do.

ALaughAMinute Tue 26-Sep-17 21:14:54

I would highly recommend Meetup! Put Meetup and your geographical area into Google and have a look

PurpleCrowbar Tue 26-Sep-17 21:15:12

Bugger off abroad & enjoy a nice tax free teaching salary? It's working for me grin.

Ruddygreattiger2016 Tue 26-Sep-17 21:19:26

Cinema on your own is great, stuff your face in the dark and never miss a new release!!cakegrin

MyBrilliantDisguise Tue 26-Sep-17 21:38:25

Where are you, PurpleCrowbar?

haribomilkshake Tue 26-Sep-17 21:53:04

I joined the WI! A new group started in my area the year I turned 40, and it has been great. I had mum-friends in the area (who are lovely) but through WI I now have friends of different ages and marital status with a wide range of interests. There are offshoot groups for art, craft, reading, cinema etc. Also done some various craft workshops with new people. Like girl guides for grown ups
And if you want to meet men, there's tinder wink

PurpleCrowbar Tue 26-Sep-17 21:59:15

Somewhere hot & sandy with famous big triangular pointy things, MyBrilliantDisguise! (avoiding place names as nightmare stalky xh follows me round t'internet occasionally).

Dc & I love it. Best thing I ever did.

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