Fearne Cotton just turned 39 – and shared the most amazingly honest post about the beauty of getting older 1 month ago

Fearne Cotton just turned 39 – and shared the most amazingly honest post about the beauty of getting older

Could not agree more.

I don't know if this is true for you – but love my 30s SO much more than my 20s. And I loved my 20s a lot too. Now, as a fully-fledged adult, I feel so much more like me, like I am growing into the woman I was meant to be all along, Because sure, there are some more wrinkles here and there, and my tummy is a bit softer than it was a decade ago (courtesy of my two children and, no doubt, my love of cinnamon buns!) – but honestly, I am so much happier and healthier and more confident and more me than I ever way – and I am loving it.

Which is why, when I came across Fearne Cotton's birthday message to herself on Instagram lately, I couldn't have loved it more.

In fairness, Cotton is always a breath of fresh air on social media. In a sea of beautifully filtered, curated images, the podcast host can always be relied on to bring a healthy dose of reality to her Instagram account, where she often shared hilariously honest posts about the realities of being mum-of-two young kids (and step-parent to one teenager), having insomnia, living with anxiety and dealing depression.

Last week, Cotton turned 39, and to mark the occasion, took to Instagram to share yet a photo of herself — along with a list of 'rules' she'll now be living by:

Here is what she wrote:

39
-I won’t let anyone dim my light
-I will keep dying my hair pink
-I will dress as I always have
-I will keep loving with my whole heart
-I’ll send over the top texts to people I adore
-I’ll keep letting go and learning
-I’ll say ‘I love you’ ‘I’m sorry’ ‘thank you’ ‘Fuck it’
-I’ll keep trying
-I’ll keep trying to not try so hard
-I’ll keep being me
This is 39

A round of applause, please – can we all now celebrate getting older – because honestly, it is a gift many are denied, and if that does not mean it is worth celebrating every wrinkle and grey hair, I don't know what does!