Midlife is good this is a far cry from 11 summers of inflatable pools on our back porch swimming pool slab poured Friday, May 11 Midlife is good. Sure, there are constant struggles, and sometimes seemingly overwhelming challenges. The balance of life is yin and yang. This pool has literally been 53 years in the making. Next Blog Insight: Great things take a long time. 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.