Welcome to my new blog "Musings from the Midlife"! Not since my early years have I experienced such a time of change- emotionally, spiritually, and even physically. Each day seems to bring a new situation that requires me to accept large scale disruptions to my "normal" life. BIG birthdays, children graduating and moving away, aging and ailing parents, changing friendships, shifting personal responsibilities, fluctuating hormones, and the occasional health issue. Although most of these changes sound negative, there are also positives that come from this time. Increased time for reflection, the ability to pursue only those activities that are meaningful, the freedom to have a more flexible schedule, the joy that comes from seeing your children grow into who they are meant to be, the deepening love and appreciation for your spouse, and the growing gratitude for friends that support you no matter what.
I know I am not alone in feeling a little unsure and unsettled by what is to come in this midlife and beyond, but also a little excited. I hope you will join me as I reflect on this new time of life and try to make sense of it all.