I googled the definition – “an emotional crisis of identity and self-confidence that can occur in early middle age”. Hmmmm I don’t think that’s me but who knows?
Author Stacy Feintuch
HOT yoga??? I wouldn’t only be afraid of falling down but also passing out! But something in me told me to give it a try.
What if I handle something incorrectly? What if I make the wrong decision? There will be no one to share the blame with. This is very stressful.
But the words “One Day at a Time” mean more to me than just a TV show. This is how I have learned to survive.
When you are unhappy with the circumstances of your life, or going through a tragedy or just a hard time, it can be difficult to see everyone around you posting how deliriously happy they are all the time.
More recently, Prince and David Bowie both passed away. Again, icons that I grew up with, music that is such a part of my life. I was very sad about both.
The death of David Bowie hit me in a different way.
She saved the hardest subjects for the last minute, and when she finally went to do it, she got extremely overwhelmed. It was too much work and not enough time.
Of course I do not expect to wake up with a huge smile on my face every day but when that old panicky feeling comes back, it is horrible. Once it happens, it is hard to shake for the whole day.
My last few summers just haven’t been the same. The summer partner I had for 20 years was no longer here to enjoy it with me.
But what is not expected and sometimes not understood is the anger. Being angry is the thing I struggled with the most.