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 experiences was inconsequential.
I was wrong. After my 50th birthday my inner world erupted.
Working toward understanding and accepting of myself 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”.
Since my midlife pivot, I have completed grad school at the age of 54. I have a masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have built a coaching business that serves midlife women that wake up feeling lonely and a bit empty. It is my joy to offer support to women as they wrestle with empty nest issues and disappointing relationships.
And, recently, I re-married. I am now the bonus mom of five amazing kids. Together we have a blended family of seven kids and three grandchildren. Things can get a little bananas during vacations, but we love our expanding family!
Feel free to email me if you have questions about coaching with me. I would love to help you design a life that reflects your goals and dreams.
Thank you for joining me on this fantastic journey, the best is yet to come!
Midlife is NOT a crisis.