Mid Life – like birth, childhood, adolescence, leaving home, getting married, having kids, empty nest, retirement, death – midlife fits in there as one of life’s major milestone categories.
For the sake of argument, of course, not everyone gets married or has kids, but it is the most common way to continue our species.
In life’s stages, when and where did you start to feel old?
For me, it was four major things:
- Getting AARP welcome letter in 2009 (age 50)
- A dangerous cholesterol report in 1999 (40)
- Identifying our legitimate disability in 1996 (37)
- Buying the first pair of reading glasses 1995