Stories from Our Community
More than storytellers, we are story untellers. Untelling and unraveling the stories that no longer fit, keep us small and take us where we no longer want to go. Telling our stories helps us undo identities that belong to previous versions of ourselves.
We know that midlife is a container for an ocean of information, misinformation, and unmet needs. But, we also know it is something we cannot ignore. So we created this space to learn from one another. We are creating a new kind of inheritance – one we can share together.
If you are interested in contributing to the Forty Fifty storytelling project, please consider sharing your story with us.
Youthful Memories Are Priceless
I did everything in my power to avoid looking forward. Having no life plan and going-with-the flow was the final act of rebellion.
I have left behind Rachel, the girl, and I have had to summon Rachel, the woman, the warrior, the person who will beat Cancer.
Falling Off the Corporate Ladder and Landing On My Feet
Nobody ever notices when I wear extra concealer or add a bouncier curl to the back of my hair. My colleagues don't bat an eyelid when I'm drafting documents at midnight.
Motherhood, All Over Again
I entered my forties in a daze of confusion, but I truly believe everything happens for a reason, and I needed this new maternal era. So I said yes.
My New Midlife Motto: Keep going ’til you hear a crash
So, even using mental gymnastics — nay, parkour — I am faced with the fact that I’m at the midpoint. This raises the question, what does that mean, exactly?