The really amazing and awesome thing about mid life is that if you have huge change in perspective about your work, or marriage, or life and you take action on it in perhaps radical ways, everyone is like, “Oh, she’s having a mid life crisis.”
It’s totally expected and, if not welcomed, par for the course. You are SUPPOSED to freak out.
While mid-life crisis has a ring to it, and in the middle of it, yeah it can seem like a crisis, I have mentioned in the past, but will say again, that I prefer Brene Brown’s take on them. She called her’s a
midlife crisis spiritual awakening, and also dubbed it “an unraveling.”
I love the image of unraveling! I’m actually really good with unknotting things, like threads or when necklaces get stuck together. I kind of love doing it and get fixated on getting the threads unhooked.
So that’s my term of choice, unraveling, and now also, reformation.
Make changes in (something, typically a social, political, or economic institution or practice) in order to improve it.
The action or process of reforming an institution or practice
I am unraveling, reweaving, reforming, renewing. Not towards youth, but towards what I’m called to do, in life and in heart.
I’m pretty damn excited about it, actually.