I had a gal write me awhile back. She outlined the state of her life in just a couple sentences. It was overwhelmingly sad. She was standing at the end of a line of very bad decisions she had made over the last two decades, holding herself accountable.
The note read like this:
“I did this, this, this, this and this, that were very bad. I am now capping it all off with this (failure).”
Her mail was stark, heavy and haunting. I didn’t offer any advice, because she did not ask for any. I guess she just wanted to tell someone safe? A stranger? I was struck by this and I asked a number people what they thought of it.
We all agreed her situation was grim. Surprisingly, we also all agreed as to her best course of action. I want to ask you the same question.
How can a person in mid-life, redeem themselves when they wake up and realize they are completely bereft? Exactly what would you advise to help this person onto a path of healing?