The View From Midlife

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  1. lynette says:

    I’ve been following your blog on and off for years, and so glad to see you bring this up. I suspect I’m older than you, in fact I’m sure of it. I’ll challenge you to think about the word “crisis” here.
    I’ve been riding midlife for a while, and I don’t feel I’m in the middle of my life. I feel like I am embracing my life more fully because time is more precious and there are things I want to do! It’s no crisis. My kids are in their 20s, my parents are gone. It’s my time again. My third act. No crisis.
    In my own blog, I haven’t written there for a while, I think of midlife as yet another transitional time, similar to puberty, partly hormone driven.
    No crisis. Opportunity. Life is short. Carpe diem.

    • stilllearning2b says:

      I personally love this period (well, apart from the random aches and pains!). I, too, have compared it to teenage years:)

  2. So well expressed, the weird, mixed feelings of the midlife transition captured into words. Bravo. Stirs memories of my days in that place. From my own current perspective as Elder, as Crone, I am being reminded every day, with a sense of sadness, loss and some nostalgia, “ that ship has sailed”, Yet, my mind has shifted to “what are the ships that haven’t sailed”? What are the ships that can be there throughout a lifetime: beauty, art, books, nature, music, friendships, relationships, kindness, service, caring. The heart and soul fill with gratitude of the blessings. The art of flowing with grace and wisdom through the unfolding days in our lives.

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