Mid-life Change

Mid-life crisis is often condemned and pointed out as something bad. I believe that it can be what we make of it. Brené Brown is one of the people I check out her Ted Talks and posts. She is studying vulnerability. I like her no nonsense approach and her sense of humor. Someone shared this about midlife and it struck a cord with me and so here it is:

”I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear: I’m not screwing around. It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go. Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small. I understand that you believed your armor could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy of love and belonging, but you’re still searching and you’re more lost than ever. Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can’t live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. You were born worthy of love and belonging. Courage and daring are coursing through you. You were made to live and love with your whole heart. It’s time to show up and be seen.” Brené Brown

I highly recommend reading the rest of her post and her perspective. Remember dear reader, it is an opinion. Your experience may not match what she is sharing. That is ok. Work where you are at and keeping moving to a healthier you. You are important and worth investing effort in becoming your best you. I hope your day brings a bit of fun, peace or something that reminds you, it is good to be alive.

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