My name is Wendy and I am 49 years old. Over the last few years I have been going through the many changes of midlife. Some of these experiences have been exciting as I embrace my new age. But others which are out of my control are not much fun. My life has literally been turned upside down.
Up until 5 years ago I had what seemed to be a perfect life. I had what seemed to be the perfect marriage with 3 wonderful teenagers. But things can change really fast. I experienced my husbands midlife crisis, my personal physical changes, and my kids growing up. Very soon I will be having an empty nest.
I have learned a lot about life and have read a lot about some of the changes that happen during our 40’s and 50’s. My goal with this site is to hopefully share some of my personal experience that can help others. Believe me when I tell you I have learned a lot.
Midlife can be a very crazy time. But I have found it to be a time to really figure out what I want out of my life. I realized that sometimes things that you are comfortable with change which can be hard to deal with. Change is hard but not always bad.
I have had to make some really hard and scary decisions over the last few years including deciding to end a marriage of 24 years. Not because it was hopeless but because we realized that we simply out grew each other. Our priorities changed.
If you have been going through some of the things that I am, then let me reassure you that you are not alone.