I am a member of Generation X. I’m in my 40’s and live in the Chicago area with my husband of 20 plus years and two young sons. We own a home. We have two cats. My parents have both had health scares in recent years, so I am increasingly involved with monitoring their welfare. I was laid off from my dream job last year and now clock in at a different place.
So we, the Gen Xers, are being displaced into mid-life these days. And seeing as how we never have liked to do life like the people ahead of us, what should mid-life look like for me? Sandwiched between caring for the husband and kids and between the aging parents, oh and the other piece of bread, the job?