Mid Life Celebration’s Essence Mid Life Celebration’s essence is here, and parallels what others say. Pursue something so important that even if you fail, the world is better off with you having tried. – Tim O’Reilly Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.