Cruising around and looking for other empty nest blogs to follow and glean info from. This has also led to finding some cool blogs for us gals that aren’t 20-30 anymore.
I’ve never really worried about this whole “midlife crisis” thing. I saw my parents go through some years of strangeness, but never knew anyone that really lost it and took off in a sports car with a trophy wife as it’s usually portrayed.
Reading Sharon’s post at Empty House Full Mind, really just kicked me in the gut. We have similar circumstances that caused us to hit the midlife mindset. I’ve obviously been going through it for the last couple of years, but it really hit last year when we lost my step-MIL. It hit how she was only 70 and for me that is only 27 years away.
Yes, I said only. Every day of the last five years has moved faster and faster and I know 27 years can fly by pretty quick. It really did hit me like she said, this is it. This is my life, that part of my life is over and now what?
Not a morbid now what. But a serious, holy crap, now what? How do I go through my day and make sure I’m not just going through the motions. Dropping things that have no value to my life and making other things a bigger priority.
What Does Midlife Really Mean is an excellent read. It made me feel better about all these mixed up emotions I’ve had. It’s always awesome to know you aren’t alone!
Are you going through midlife? Have you made any awesomely big changes?
PS – In need of some more guidance about this empty nest stuff? You can download “Empty Nest – a time to reboot your life” for free. I want to make sure all of us are heading into this major transition with a lot of info.