I did some financial planning and it looks like I can retire at 65 and live comfortably for 11 minutes” I read this quote and laughed so hard, because for us it was so true. If we continued to live the life we were living until we were 65 not only would we not have enough savings to retire and travel the world but we would have been physically not able to do what we are currently doing.
Not everyone can make the choice we have to go on a no return date adventure but a majority of you in our age group could take time out to find your passion. Take the time to discover or reignite a passion.
A midlife crisis isn’t really a crisis, it’s an awareness that you are coming into another phase in your life and should be invited in enthusiastically like when you became a teenager . Midlife could be the the time you become who you always wanted to be.
For me it’s about acceptance, of self and others worts and all. It’s about not delaying living until I have everything in its place. Instead I will jiggle things into place as I learn and grow as a person. It’s insanity and arrogance that lead us to believe that when we reach a certain age we should have all are ducks in a row,being human is by nature an evolution process. There are two quotes 1 by Maya Angelou and one byAlbert Einstein that succinctly iterates this thought
Maya Angelou “Do the best you can until you know better” “Albert Einstein We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” . Simple put you don’t know what you don’t know. You have to go out tackle new experience and learn new thing to have the knowledge to change and then you start the process again at another level.
Many of my friends think that age starts to shrink life’s possibilities, when in reality midlife should be any time of expansion of possibilities. A time when you feel secure, you know who you are , you know your strengths and weaknesses , work with what you have and expand grow push to become a better version of you.