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Welcome to Midlife Tribe – it's great to have you here! If you were at our home right now, I'd make you a lovely fresh coffee or one of those fancy green smoothies you see on Instagram. Unless it's wine-o'clock, then we'd be cracking open a luscious red from the Yarra Valley…
I don't know why you're here (you're not drunk-surfing at 3:00 am, are you?), but if you're feeling a bit stuck at the moment or you want to dust out the cobwebs and start living a bit more, then this is a great place to start.
Midlife Tribe is a site I started in early 2016 to drive home an important message: that this is the best time in history to be over 40.
Okay, some of you tell me that 50 or even 60 is the new 40, but let's not get bogged down in the details. The point is, your midlife shouldn't echo your parents' midlife, okay? So much has changed since then (much of it thanks to the Internet). And once you grasp this, you'll be thrilled you were born in the middle of the last century and not the first quarter.
Why Midlife Tribe?
I created Midlife Tribe to share what I've learned over the last 30-odd years and particularly, all the stuff that's worked really well in the last ten. I'm still learning, but I hardly screw up anymore, and life these days is a pretty interesting adventure.
Once upon a time, it was an anxious, stressful, and often mind-numbing existence. But those days are long gone – replaced by unicorns, rainbows and an endless river of vintage Shiraz. Well, not quite, but it's a damn sight better than before!
What you see below is a curated selection of posts that might be able to help, depending on what's top-of-mind for you right now. Treat them like a buffet. Take what you want and toss the rest away. They're sorted into three categories: Money, Time and Life.
Once you're done, why not subscribe? That way you'll receive another bit of MLT goodness each week, and we can become virtual friends. Maybe real ones, someday.
I'm sure we've crossed paths for a reason. I just don't know what it is yet, but maybe you'll tell me one day. Either way, I suspect we'll both be better for the experience.
You made it to the bottom! Woo-hoo! Now please, feel free to lurk about from time to time. I don't mind, really – I'm just glad you're here. If you'd like to flick me an email sometime, I'm always here, so let's stay in touch, okay?