Midlife Un-crisis

Reaching Mid-life? Congratulations, Life Couldn’t Be Better
Photo Credits: Butterflies From Wallace Chan – Edit By The Blog
August 1, 2023

Contrary to the dread commonly felt towards getting older, I suggest a new perspective:

As Chip Conley wisely noted, we spend the entire first half of our lives accumulating multiple identities, roles, mindsets, things. We establish all sorts of relationships, jobs, homes, responsibilities, and material stuff for ourselves. And by the time we reach mid-life, suddenly and unexpectedly, but logically, we feel worn out. We’ve juggled roles and amassed so much, and all for what?

FOR THE MID-LIFE UN-CRISIS, HOORAH

SO YOU’RE AT “HALF-TIME.” You may rightly squeal with glee. NOW is when you can begin to try new things, be fine with and open to failure (which by now should certainly be familiar). Now you can embrace a growth-mindset of…

CURIOSITY…
OPENNESS…
HONEST DELIBERATION…
AND FREEDOM…
FROM ENVY, THREAT, AND FEARS

FINALLY IT’S TIME TO PRIME YOURSELF FOR METAMORPHOSIS, AND….

Think of life like the metamorphosis of the butterfly.

We spend the first half of our lives gathering, storing, eating leaves and plumping up. Then one day we start spinning a chrysalis, inside which is dark, gooey, and not at all glamorous. Until finally one day, this magnificent vibrant creature emerges and takes flight from its cocoon.

Mid-lifer Kindreds, there is no need to succumb to the societal narrative around aging. By “half-time,” our emotional intelligence has become more honed, and we begin to feel more at ease in our own skin. All our life experiences seem to come together in a cosmic puzzle, and our lives finally begin to make sense.

All together, a sigh of relief.

Now go on, and finally…

BUTTER YOUR FLY

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