I remember over the years hearing about Midlife. However, it never once crossed my mind that it referred to my life. Even today as I think about it..it blows my mind that somehow I automatically disassociated with the idea. I never connected to the reality of this developmental stage of my life until the 4th quarter. I'm laughing now but back then it was no joke. Denial is a coping mechanism that gives you time to adjust to stressful situations. You're trying to protect yourself by refusing to accept the truth about something that's happening in your life.
There I was in a snowball just rolling along doing the best I could and it was not a nice ride. When the reality of it all hit me...it sent me spiraling out of control. Nevertheless, I survived to tell you this little piece of my life...the point I'm making today is...you may think it can never happen to you, and that is your way of trying to protect yourself before it happens. However, the reality is that you too must journey through midlife and you really don't know how it's all going to play out but just remember once you realize what's happening make sure to turn to an expert midlife coach that can support you on your journey. Best wishes!