in the midst of the 42-49 cycle

It is said that our lives completely change every seven years.

Yesterday I awoke at 4:10am and lay quietly until sunrise.  Scenes from my past and the present swirled on my mind’s screen.

Later sitting with my notebook I found myself making all sorts of to-do lists.  A look back over recent entries revealed page after page of lists. Most of the lists have to do with creative projects – mostly blogs.

I read the following at this website:

42-49

In the next cycle from forty-two until forty-nine a major change usually takes place. It is as if one takes all of one’s life experience up till this age and begins to digest it, and extract from it new ideals and a new direction in life. There is often tremendous unrest in this period and that following it. The unlived aspects of life cry out to be recognised and allowed. The desire to make a mark in life if it has not already been achieved presses for action here.

 What unlived aspects are crying out?  Am I looking to make a mark?  What’s next?  A new career?  Should I  play it day to day and see what happens?

I’m not sure.

How are you and your cycle doing?

 

 

 

 

 

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16 responses to “in the midst of the 42-49 cycle

  1. methinks i need to forward this comment to my mid-40-something husband! (& keep it for my own b-day this summer…which is #42!!)

  2. methinks i need to forward this comment to my mid-40-something husband! (& keep it for my own b-day this summer…which is #42!!)

  3. I am 39.. though I feel like I fit your 42-49 better!
    Maybe I am older then I think I am!

  4. I am 39.. though I feel like I fit your 42-49 better!
    Maybe I am older then I think I am!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I gotta say that I am only 28, but I still feel that pressure of time. I guess it hits us all differently at different times in our lives, but it is always overwhelming to realize you can never really do it all…

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I gotta say that I am only 28, but I still feel that pressure of time. I guess it hits us all differently at different times in our lives, but it is always overwhelming to realize you can never really do it all…

  7. I suddenly feel very old! All I know though is that period of my life is one I’d rather forget. But horses for courses!

  8. I suddenly feel very old! All I know though is that period of my life is one I’d rather forget. But horses for courses!

  9. I don’t think I made any great changes at 42 — but at 40 I quit a very nice job in NYC to move to a different part of the country and start over as a grad student. I finished my M.A. at 43, and on course for a Ph.D. now. It was, pshew, about an 80% pay cut and a radical life change. I told people at the time this was my version of the mid-life crisis — just more imaginative than a red sportscar :-) I do feel like I have about a 6-8 year cycle before I move on to try something completely different (this is career #3 for me).

  10. I don’t think I made any great changes at 42 — but at 40 I quit a very nice job in NYC to move to a different part of the country and start over as a grad student. I finished my M.A. at 43, and on course for a Ph.D. now. It was, pshew, about an 80% pay cut and a radical life change. I told people at the time this was my version of the mid-life crisis — just more imaginative than a red sportscar :-) I do feel like I have about a 6-8 year cycle before I move on to try something completely different (this is career #3 for me).

  11. I dont think we ever stop growing, and learning, unless we choose to. I find it exciting to think about how much more I will have experienced when I am 42! I use to be afraid of aging, but now it’s all about life experience for me. Enjoy every day. Enjoy …..the ride!

  12. I dont think we ever stop growing, and learning, unless we choose to. I find it exciting to think about how much more I will have experienced when I am 42! I use to be afraid of aging, but now it’s all about life experience for me. Enjoy every day. Enjoy …..the ride!

  13. Well, this certainly made me think! I think I do feel differently today….at age 49 then I did at age 42. Part of the reason for this is…I think….the fact that my husband is 12 years older than I am. So……he is much more into the “retirement” phase of his life…which affects me too! Is it good or bad? Remains to be seen! Have a great holiday weekend, Frances and let’s hope that it warms up a bit! The heats kickin’ on here…and it is in the 40′s!!

  14. Well, this certainly made me think! I think I do feel differently today….at age 49 then I did at age 42. Part of the reason for this is…I think….the fact that my husband is 12 years older than I am. So……he is much more into the “retirement” phase of his life…which affects me too! Is it good or bad? Remains to be seen! Have a great holiday weekend, Frances and let’s hope that it warms up a bit! The heats kickin’ on here…and it is in the 40′s!!

  15. Hmmm… makes total sense. I’m just located on the edge of the 49 border – just a little over 9 months to go for the big one – and I can say I’ve had upheaval big time in recent years. Hopefully getting settled just before the 50, though. So there… ;)

  16. Hmmm… makes total sense. I’m just located on the edge of the 49 border – just a little over 9 months to go for the big one – and I can say I’ve had upheaval big time in recent years. Hopefully getting settled just before the 50, though. So there… ;)