When drugs/medication are introduced life continues to ‘be the same’ thus perpetuating the sameness that we have been living – ensuring that life continues along it’s merry way, unchanged, continuing to do the things that you have always done whether you like them or not. It’s neither a transition or depression. It’s just flatlining life.
Looking back now I wasn’t only having my second midlife crisis, I was also having a bit of a meltdown! The problem was that I was doing what was expected of me, school work of a night, cooking for the family, cleaning, being responsible….
I’d heard of and actually treated women who were going through the “empty nest syndrome’ and really? I thought it was just rubbish. Who wouldn’t be just stoked to be free and not answerable to the confines of family life. Who could possibly fall into a deep depression when the kids are all gone?!
Avani, aged 40, started to question her life purpose. Feeling emptily and devoid of happiness Avani packed her bag and flew to Africa, having no idea what to expect, but following her inspiration. Another midlife woman taking her life in her own hands and finding out who she really is.
Walking away from the normal expectations of society is so ….um whats the word….liberating? freeing? interesting? enjoyable? fulfilling? creative? adventurous? challenging? isolating? wonderful? in fact, all of the above. freedom