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  • Writer's pictureNora Sorensen

Mid-Life Crisis, Here I Come!

Many philosophers and #teachers such as Rudolf Steiner and Osho introduced the idea that every seven years in #human #life, there is a new stage of #development. To learn more about each life stage, click here. I am 42 years old, and the #midlife crisis is knocking at my door. Joy.

"The forty-second year marks a turning point in a person's life story; this might be described as an existential crisis." Rudolf Steiner

We hear and see about men's mid-life crisis with the #stereotypical signs of having affairs with younger #women and getting a Ferrari. I have a feeling it's much more complicated than that. Since I am not a man, I don't know too much about it. My husband married me, a young 25-year-old when he was 42, and with that, his #crisis was sorted for a while.  However, we don't hear too much about women's mid-life crisis. A few years ago a dear #friend announced to her close friends that she doesn't have time to waste anymore, now it was her time to discover herself and #shine in all her #glory before she turns fifty. She had a sense of #urgency. I remember being quite baffled by it. I thought my friend was a force of nature already, and I didn't understand why she felt like this. Well, now after four years I get it. I have the same sense of urgency, something is shifting, and I feel like a #lizard that is #shedding it's old #skin. I am waiting with trepidation for the new one, though I love my old skin. It has #bruises, #medals of achievement and it is so #comfortable. It's like an #onesie. I have a feeling my new skin might be a bit tight, at least around the waist, and will take some time to get used to it. My new #skin might have old #patches from my previous identities, and deep down, I will still be Nora, but it will also have new layers of myself that I have never seen before.  I look around and see many of my friends going through the same process, so I know I am not #alone. My mum said to me a few months ago, that stuck to my heart: 

"Go, Nora, do your stuff, whatever that is. This is a great moment; you have energy, creativity, experience and the itch to start a new adventure. Don't wait too long. " my mum.

There are many #groups such as The Midlife Movement where thousands of #women share their stories about how the midlife crisis became an #opportunity for them, and they also offer support throughout these challenging times. I find inspiration in reading their stories. For me, the most effective way to deal with my crisis is to talk about it with my close friends, spend some time #reflecting on it and have a #good old #rant when I feel stuck. I am also more #tearful than ever before. It takes nothing these days.  I just wanted to share what I am going through at the moment with you, my dear readers. Maybe you are shedding some old skin and find it #frustrating, #scary and #exciting at the same time. You are not alone. Talk to your friends. I bet some already went through it and might be able to share some wisdom. Your #parents might be willing to share their own experiences. And if you found something that works for you or not, #share your #stories with the world.  Love, Nora 

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Babu Rozalia Vezentan
Babu Rozalia Vezentan
Sep 29, 2020

Ce criză,este cea mai bună perioadă a vieţii,eşti matură,puternică pregătită de "război" în bunul sens al cuvântului deşi război te duce cu gândul la violenţă,însă lupta cu tot ce vine în viaţa ta va fi câştigată.Nu este uşor vine cu piedici dar eşti gata să le înfrunţi şi tu eşti gata eşti fata mea şi te cunosc deşi mai am de descoperit părţi mai profunde care mă bucur că mi le dezvălui încet,încet.Profită de această aşa zisă criză că eşti încă foarte tânără,frumoasă şi deşteaptă,te iubesc puiul meu....


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