This is the question I asked myself for years. I was married to the love of my life, owned a beautiful house in Mid-City New Orleans, and was growing in a well-paying office job with benefits at a prestigious social justice nonprofit. And I was kind of in hate with my life.
So I guess it’s unsurprising that when I turned 40 I was smack in the middle of a midlife crisis. And I was SO excited about it. Because I was finally, finally, FINALLY on the way to getting real with myself.
See, a midlife crisis isn’t what people think. Mine wasn’t some desperate grasping at my youth, trying to get one last fistful of what used to be. Instead it was a reckoning of What Is, and a recognition that, in some areas of my life, What Is and What I Want were two independent circles more than the Venn diagram I thought I’d been working toward.
The “crisis” was just me at last hearing my authentic self shouting from the back of my brain, HEY! ARE YOU READY TO LISTEN TO ME YET?! And my new, long-awaited answer to her: “Yes. How?”
Once I began listening (and getting some help), the changes started. They haven’t stopped. I don’t know that they ever will.
Hi. I’m Melissa. I’m a yoga teacher and a personal growth coach. That’s another way of saying that I’m an insightful, intuitive, connected, embodied, caring, empathetic badass. I’m also an incredibly talented problem solver. What it all means is that I can really listen to you and then help you build a life you love.
I’m also a New Orleanian, an avid learner, an eschewer of the loud and obnoxious, and an embracer of justice and equity. I’m a partner, a parent, and a lover of all things sparkly. I’m a little queer, a little anti-capitalist, and a little radical. And I like bunnies.
Well if you’ve gotten this far and you’re still interested, I’m going with probably! Schedule a free 15 minute consultation and let’s find out. I can’t wait to hear from you.