Hey Midlife- how about some real talk?
As my 29 year marriage was dissolving,I began to see a therapist. For myself. I went alone. I needed to understand my behavior patterns and challenge my mindsets. Like so many people I thought my childhood trauma was inconsequential.
I was wrong. After my 50th birthday my inner world erupted.
Working toward resolution and integration of my “self” has been hard and amazing. That previous sentence sounds super intense, but what it really means is knowing yourself and then moving toward a life that reflects self worth.
Out of this long season of truth telling and action steps, I created Midlife is Magical. I needed to re-frame the idea that midlife was a crisis. Sure, a divorce after 29 years of marriage, loss of valuable relationships, no career, a very small income- those are all a type of “crisis”. But for me, these small pieces created a different picture. I had to make a choice.
I choose to see Midlife as Magical.
For many of us, midlife has refined us, matured us and forced us to tell the truth. It is an open door of opportunity, an invitation for beginnings, a place to do a hard emotional “re-set”.
Thank you for joining me on this fantastic journey, the best is yet to come!
Midlife is NOT a crisis.