Mid-life crisis….or awakening????

I got curious to look up the definition of mid-life crisis….maybe because we (my husband and I) started having doubts that we were going thru one. So let’s see what dictionary.com came up with:

midlife crisis – “a crisis that may be experienced in middle age involving frustration, panic, and feelings of pointlessness, sometimes resulting in radical and often ill-advised changes of lifestyle”

Hmmm looks like we both are!

So, what did we do about it? No, we did not buy an expensive toy and we did not get cosmetic manipulation of any sort.

We simply decided to just be.

Be who we were when we were a child – fearless, curious, adventurous, creative and full of life.

Be who we were before the system took our innocence away, put us in the survival mode so we could be a productive part of the society and a benefit to the same system.

We finally woke up. And decided it is time to leave….leave the comfort of this known to explore the limitless possibilities of the unknown.


Seven months, ten countries, a backpack and the two of us.


Symptoms of frustration, panic and pointlessness – gone!

Radical – maybe.

Ill-advised change of lifestyle – time will tell.

Taking this decision was not easy. The feeling of anxiety and nervousness was natural. But it did not last long. It is not that we are affluent or lucky (few common reactions we got) and we definitely do not have it all figured out! And probably we never will. We are simply trying – to re-evaluate, to simplify, to make sense of it all. We are trading our comforts and security with a lifestyle that is in harmony with what we love.

It is a really small step. But as they say “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step!” :o)

0 thoughts on “Mid-life crisis….or awakening????”

  1. Could not resist but smile. Went thru the same pointlessness feeling a few yrs ago (I’m not that old though!).
    It has been some journey since 😃. I’m out on the other side and much more happier, content and confident!
    Go find your own way out, go live and enjoy 👍

    1. Thanks Noorie! It is amazing how we all at some point of time go thru same emotions. I am so glad you found your way out and living a more fulfilled life 🙂 I can’t wait to find my own way now….

    1. Thanks B! and thanks for the encouragement all along 🙂 Will keep you updated about our journey.

  2. Dear Loveleen. . Of late, I was wondering what r u upto these days.. remembering those adolescent age n now this mid – life… even if we have to go far we have to take a step first n believe me first step turns out to biggest in life.. It’s been more than six years since we met.. but after reading your post I really missed u..best of luck for your journey n keep us updated..

    1. Thanks Asha. You made me nostalgic about our school years….so much fun we had. I miss those days a lot. For all of us it has been a unique and beautiful journey and it is truly amazing how we are still in touch after so many years. Some friendships last forever, distance or lack of communication does not break that strong bond. I am blessed to have friends like you, who even if I meet after decades, it would still feel the same. Love you and miss you.

  3. Way to go!!! Woohoo! You got it all to have a blast of an experience and beat the egoic resistance! You will come out more abundant, evolved and free at the end of it all! Enjoy yourselves. You might find discover your soul path and life may just be a journey from there … never to return to the drudgery of slavish existence :p Blessings!

    1. Thanks behen!! You are a big part of it all….always there with your honest and encouraging spirit. You have been an inspiration for me. I am really excited about this journey….it is a beginning of living a more authentic life for me, whether truth and love conquers all 🙂 Ready to say goodbye to Miss Ego 🙂

  4. I haven’t read anything more refreshing and pure in a long time. Bravo and memorable travels! I would say, don’t keep any of us updated!

  5. Amazing that’s what am gonna say… Mid life or not it will change the part of you that u were before the travel….. All the best and eat decision ever …. Have a great time

  6. You call it a small step. Well let me tell you, it is a big step. How many people do you think that do this? I really believe it will be a huge experience. You will never regret it. And when I see you in Golden Bay shortly, I am really keen to hear what your experience is.
    And by the way , do not worry about midlife crises. I survived it easily and came a lot getter out on the other side (the best side).

  7. Excellent!!! Love it and good luck! Hope you discover a new journey with a small a step of yours 😉 love always!

  8. Loveleen, thank you for saharing your beautiful and poignant journey so eleoquently. Your presence is missed at work! Hugs and be safe.

    1. Thanks Camille!! So good to hear from you 🙂 Happy to hear you are reading my blogs….hope everything is going well there! Love and hugs

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