This year I focused on creating my own midlife crisis. My goal was to get the benefits of this critical time of life without suffering the pain and angst. As I do with any new project, I started out with great purpose and enthusiasm.
In January I worked to accept my changing body.
In February, I got organized to make room for the new me.
In March I worked to become quiet and pay attention to my intuition.
In April I went out looking for inspiration.
In May I began to lose focus and goofed off.
In June I worked on developing new positive habits, one of which was writing every day.
By July I was so damn sick of writing about myself I took the rest of the summer off.
In September I reviewed a video called "Hot Flash Havoc" and it changed my life. I made an appointment with my gynecologist and since then have been taking a combination of estrogen and progesterone. Now many of my mid-life crisis symptoms, apparently hormonally induced, are gone.
In October, November and December, I felt really good and was so busy with other writing projects and kids and home and husband and life, I pretty much forgot I was having a midlife crisis at all. Well, hey.
I am claiming success! The combination of the research and self-analysis and hormone replacement therapy has pretty much dissipated my fear and anxiety about aging and given me a new sense of purpose. And I love that I continue to find that middle age is a fabulous time of life.
In this short video I share some of the most important things I learned from my midlife crisis so that you can enjoy yours, whenever it occurs.
I'm closing out the year by wishing you all the merriest of holidays and a very Happy New Year. I raise my glass to the possibilities and fulfillment 2012 holds for us. Cheers!