Real Stories from the CrunchyTales Community. A unique journey through midlife awakening with some disruptions.
Ageing is like climbing a mountain but, despite what we’re led to believe, getting to your peak is not the best part. Once you’re over the hump, there’s a whole new world to explore; a world that society and advertisers either ignore or tell us is all downhill. It’s not....Read the Story
In life, we have the ability to turn our stumbling blocks into, stepping-stones. In my twenties, life pulled the plug on my aspirations of earning a degree, or so it seemed. I was plunged into a sea of uncertainty as I unexpectedly lost most of my sight. At first, I...Read the Story
According to Mentalhealth.org ‘Mental health problems affect 1 in 10 children and young people.’ As I read this statement I can’t help but think that I’m partially to blame for this statistic. I started my parenting days with advice from the likes of Super Nanny. Armed with numerous books and...Read the Story
James Joyce used to call them “Epiphanies”: sudden revelations in which objects of common life become “revealing” of a deeper world. A ray of sun, a cloth left on a table, a missed train; the more irrelevant the objects are, the more explosive and relevant is the awakening. It is...Read the Story
A lot of us midlife women feel like there isn’t a lot to celebrate once we’re over 40 but for me, the opposite is true. Midlife for me has been a rebirth in so many ways including confidence, career development, and financial security. My personal success has come at a...Read the Story
As the sun streams through the window in my room, I smile. Yes! I now have my own room, three little words that light up my face. My room is painted in olive green and has plants, twinkly lights, a hanging egg chair with fluffy cushions and box files relating...Read the Story