Three things being overwhelmed can teach us:
- expect the unexpected (at any moment, and especially when we can least afford it)
- keep things simple so when they get complicated, they are less complicated
- maybe the best we can hope for is to be barely on the other (good) side of insanity
Building a strong foundation by midlife probably didn’t happen for most of us. Building now is totally within our realm now because we know we need it and no one else will do it for us.