The speed of midlife When will we make time to drink life in? To savor it. To suck the marrow out of it? Honeymoon photo, 1984. (Wedding was 14 months earlier) The speed of midlife is fast. And most of us like it that way. Why? Because it allows us to have a great excuse for why we aren’t changing. “i’ll do it when my life slows down.” 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.