Diary of a Mad* Woman  ~ (*Middle Aged Diva) – Part 1

Claudia was a not so young suburban mom who feared her beauty was fading quickly. She’d worked so hard on her home, her kids, her career and her community, but she often felt she wasn’t good enough. She had spent many years taking care of others, watching Oprah regularly, taking yoga, being kind and generous and many people depended on her. As long as she could remember, she believed that if she was good and kind to others and worked hard, she would find happiness. So, she worked and worked and worked until one day she realized she was exhausted and sad and not very happy. She was disillusioned and disappointed in herself for all the years of her youth she had taken for granted and would never see again. Her marriage seemed hollow and her kids needed her less and less. She thought, “I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m utterly lost.” Thinking this left her frightened and even more lost and unsure of what to do next. Then Claudia realized with a shock that she was mad. Mad about what was happening to her aging body and mind. A little crazy with the changing hormones and on some level, longing to get out of her mind and into her heart.

Have you ever felt this way? What did you do?