Should we love our midlife wakeup call? Parenting is not an entitlement-infertility is a bona fide disability Should we love our midlife wakeup call? We all get at least one major, life-shattering wakeup call. We learn our biggest lessons and have our greatest opportunity for growth when we experience deep pain. 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.