Even I get uncomfortable telling people I've had a midlife crisis and that I've written about it. The story is no longer here on my blog as I decided to tuck parts of it into the eBook I'm selling (as you see displayed on the sidebar).
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Between those circumstances, increasing perimenopausal symptoms as well as an increased feeling of self-isolation, I had a midlife crisis. At least, that was the diagnosis I gave it.
Now, you may think you'll read juicy details of flagrant affairs, bold purchases, and ski diving adventures, but actually, my life has been a lot less colorful. My crisis was more emotional than action-oriented.
Like most of us I turned to Google search for help. I described my feelings and hit enter. I discovered a few articles on midlife crisis. I had to wade through those written about male midlife crisis which seemed to be more common than those geared to females. I didn't find much written for the Christian woman specifically.
So I adopted what I could, worked with a counselor, and then I wrote about the topic in my blog. Before I knew it, that particular post was getting more hits than any other blog post.
Back and Forth Through Midlife
I know many Christian women have fallen into what they feel is a midlife crisis. I know they are looking for people to be real and talk about what's going on. I talk about it because I know there are women who will be tempted to make radical changes. I want them to pause and find support before they make wrong turns.
Unfortunately, the journey through midlife crisis feelings isn't always a quick one. Not for you, nor for myself. I've taken many steps back and forth. I waffle often between finding answers and asking many more. Still, I have new hope and direction at last which is something I'm writing about in my next eBook.
I try to share here what I learn and I continue to partner with God to find the right steps to take. I hope you will journey with me by reading some of the archived posts and entering into dialogue.
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