Everyday Is Not A Mid-Life Crisis!

I really don’t like the term “Mid Life Crisis”. Not everything in my life after the beautiful age of 40 is a crisis. In fact, it’s more of an “eye opener” to me. I mean think about it, would you really want to go back to being 18 or 20-something? I don’t know about you, but I was seriously stupid. I swear I thought I was brilliant, but I look back on myself now and I think “Really? What were you thinking??”

To give myself the benefit of the doubt, I actually was more mature than some of my colleagues and college friends, as I was already starting a business, networking, and traveling, but there are still a lot of things I know now that I wish I knew then. In fact, I thought I would have had my life in order by the time I reached this age, but it’s more of a mess than I figured.

Conceptual road sign indicating an upcoming life changing event ahead - with clipping path

There are a lot of things about myself I still have to figure out and now is the time because changes are up ahead.

Changes in family as my kids reach adult-hood.

Changes in my career as I get bored easier.

Changes in my love life as I have more time to be with my husband.

Changes in my health as I start to gain weight, feel the aches, and lacking the energy

Despite all the changes, I actually like being in my 40s. I’m not too dumb like I was in my 20s, yet I’m not too old to start planning Assisted Living. I’m wise enough to know what I really want in life and mature enough to know protesting and crying about it won’t get me there.

mid life eye opener

Being mid-life means knowing who your true friends are, knowing that family isn’t always blood-related, knowing that you should hold yourself accountable for mistakes and apologies are not a sign of weakness.

Being mid-life means that MY life finally matters to me and to make changes I have to start with myself.

Think for myself.

Challenge myself.

Live for myself.

BE MYSELF.

What are some of the changes in your life that you WILL start focusing on to better YOURSELF this new year?


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6 Comments Add yours

  1. blogblog65 says:

    Your writing suggests that you have life in good order.

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    1. Kat M says:

      Sometimes just a little bit of order among all the chaos is all we’re gonna get and we just have to take it as it is, right? lol =D

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      1. blogblog65 says:

        Sometimes that’s the way it goes. Funny how in the eye of the storm there is peace.

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  2. My braces are my big change, ok I waited till I was 32 but I’m doing it! You definitely have some good goals there too! More time for yourself and husband can only be a good thing, enjoy planning what to do with it! X

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    1. Kat M says:

      I read that you did it and that is an AWESOME change!! I see a brighter smile already =D That saying “no pain, no gain” really is true in many situations, whether physically or mentally! lol

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      1. Thank you 😊 oh yes that’s definitely true today! Hopefully the pain is nearly over now!

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