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So what’s this Intersection M all about, anyway? That’s an easy one—Intersection M is about midlife, and the respective journeys that we’re all on, the lives we’re living, and how we’re collectively meeting at what is really a pretty amazing place—the middle of our lives. Yep. “Midlife.” We spend a lot of time trying to ignore the fact that we’ve not turned into “middle aged folk” but the reality is that we probably have. So suck it up, Buttercup, if you have to ask yourself whether or not you’re middle-aged, chances are good the answer is ‘yes.’
Why the negative connotations associated with being middle-aged? Does midlife really have to suck? Is it something we need to approach with dread and perhaps deny, (even to ourselves) as it’s happening? To that, we say abso-freaking-lutely NOT!
What is this middle-agedness and midlife business exactly? Well, it kind of depends on your point of view [and/or propensity for denial], but in the United States, average life expectancy for men is about 76 and for women it’s about 81. Do the math, divide that number in half, and it’s pretty clear where “midlife” is. The reality is that if you’re purely a math person, the middle part of our lives starts in about our late 30s (gasp). Another reality is that we’re pretty sure that when you’re 65, you’re still thinking of yourself as “middle-aged.” And that? It’s all good.
Here’s the thing—and this is a life truth if ever there was one: Midlife is an awesome place to be. And if you want to be a Debbie Downer about it, midlife is exponentially better than being dead so, hey, we say let’s embrace that philosophy and work with what we’ve got, right?
Working with what we’ve got is what this adventure called life is all about. When we created Intersection M, we wanted to make a place where people who are arguably in the very best place, at the very best time of their lives could hang out, talk, support one another, share information, learn, laugh, be serious, be ridiculous, be themselves, ask questions, heck maybe even make a friend or two.
Intersection M? It’s a place, a feeling, a shared experience, a community, a collection of resources, a place to be honest and shoot straight. A place where there’s no judgment and no BS.
Sound like your kind of thing? Well great. We’re glad to have you.
Who Are We?
We’re a collection of people, sharing our thoughts, experiences, advice, combined with what we hope is no shortage of laughs. Want to come along for the ride? Great! We’d love to have you. Want to contribute? Great? We’d love to have you? Want to read an occasional post that we share? Terrific, we appreciate that. However you want to participate, we’re honored that you found us and honored to have you along for the ride. One thing we can promise—it’ll never be boring.