People may call what happens at midlife “a crisis,” but it’s not. It’s an unraveling—a time when you feel a desperate pull to live the life you want to live, not the one you’re “supposed” to live.
— Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection
I like this. “Crisis” never felt right. “Unraveling” does.
My own awakening has been a lot. I feel compelled to process everything that has happened in the past using all of the tools I’ve learned along the way. And from this knowledge I’m able to begin creating the life I really want to live, shedding everything else that no longer serves me along the way.