Midlife for me is defining myself within a new set of parameters. I have discovered that there is a new meaning to the word "normal" for women of my age and stage. We're not content to be pigeon holed into the role of grandma or house mother to adult "failing to launch" children. We're not sitting at home waiting to claim the pension. We're reinventing ourselves and midlife is taking on a whole new look.
The vision I have for midlife is summed up in my blog name - Cresting the Hill - I see this as the stage of life where the hard slog is behind us and we can kick back and enjoy the view from the top. How each of us does that is as varied as the multitude of blogs by midlife women who are sharing their journeys with each other and with the world. There are midlife women focusing on:
- their fitness like Sue over at SizzlingTowardsSixty
- a whole new business venture like Jen over at NanasWisdom
- caring for a loved one like Rena at diaryofanalzheimercaregiver
- fashion like Pam at over50feeling40
Thanks to Lisa at theGoldenSpoons and Janine at confessionsofamommyaholic for sharing our stories (and being part of our midlife reinvention) in their #1word challenge each month - this month's word was "normal".