Midlife crisis my a**

Haven’t we all heard or even said the phrase, “Mid-life crisis?” I know I have said it in the past. Typically, it was when I was younger and not what we could consider “midlife.”

Now that I am actually midlife (hopefully I have many more years on this earth), I actually see how demeaning, disempowering, judgemental and shameful this phrase is.

I am a huge fan of Brene Brown and this quote hits the nail on the head.

“People may call what happens at midlife “a crisis,” but it’s not. It’s an unravelling – a time when you feel a desperate pull to live the life you want to live, not the one you’re “supposed” to live. To let go of the who you think you are supposed to be and embrace who you are.”

I love when I see people dig deep, investigate, discover and make the necessary changes to embrace who they are and what they want out of this short life.

I encourage everyone to stop using this language of “midlife crisis” and instead embrace who you are and for the love of all that is holy, DO NOT APOLOGIZE FOR WHO YOU ARE.

I do not mean to say, if you’re a jerk don’t apologize. If you do something wrong, apologize. However, if you are growing, changing, evolving, becoming the best and truest version of you, and if others don’t like it…. They can leave.

The world needs the truest version of you.

“Do no harm, take no shit.”