What myths do you have about midlife and how are they preventing you from being the best version of yourself?
When I was growing up I heard turning fifty meant you were really old and that life was nearly over. I must admit as a young adult I tended to agree. What about you, are you nodding your head?
I witnessed my mother being a nurturer, a helper and an over giver and I followed in her footsteps because I knew no better. I witnessed her put everyone before herself and even at meal times she always sat on the stall because there was no room at the table. None of us questioned this it was the norm.
By the time mum was forty plus, her marriage was over and most of us kids had left home and were on our O.E. How hard this must have been for her. If she did have a midlife crisis I wasn’t there to witness it however I know she would have done it quietly and stoically.
Is this a story familiar to you? No wonder the midlife journey is a challenge with the role models and myths that you witnessed.