‘Good’ is not a word I would use to describe a midlife crisis. There are many other words I could use but these would be too rude to mention on a blog. I may use those words while, for example, speaking to another midlifer while downing a Mojito or something similarly midlifery like but I wouldn’t do so in print.
A midlife crisis can be a downhearted experience and a debilitating one too. Let’s not gloss over this. I speak from experience. However, this isn’t to say that there isn’t a silver lining nestling among the crisis.
A midlife crisis can be an opportunity to reinvent oneself. This is a gateway to another phase in life that is not to be sniffed at.
This very convoluted article suggests that midlifers ought to draw upon the experiences of companies who are forced to reinvent to ensure that their future is bright. Drawing a parallel with disruptions to corporate viability, the article suggests that midlifers adopt the same approach i.e evolve and adapt. The ways to do this, the article says, is by ‘dabbling in a new endeavour’. This could be a ‘fantasy’ or a hobby. The latter is easy to understand – stamp collecting, squirrel watching, finding the needle in the haystack but, the latter is mind blogging.
How a ‘fantasy’ is meant to be an innovation that improves one’s life is a puzzle. Doesn’t fantasy by its very definition mean that it is unattainable? A ‘fantasy’ is, surely, a fleeting desire of the mind. Something that one indulges in at points during the day when real life is way too boring or humdrum. Fantasy is not something that is translatable into every day life otherwise it ceases to be a fantasy. Am I missing something here?
Whatever you try, have fun and let me know how you get on.