Who’s permission do we need and how long does it take to get it? Our first half is over. What happens after intermission? Excuses and regrets. Does this sum up midlife crisis? Second chances and permission. Does this sound like midlife celebration? Who’s permission do we need and how long does it take to get it? 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.