“Midway upon the journey of our life
I found myself within a forest of dark
For the straightforward pathway had been lost” (–Dante)
“You had a plan. You’ve been moving down the path toward your goals, investing all the while. And then, somewhere along the way, something changed. You found the path was no longer the one you wanted to be on so now you’re navigating a mid-life course correction. This could be making a career change, getting divorce papers, selling/buying a business, or pursuing a passion. The good news is, studies show adults making a mid-life career change can be very successful and report making the move made them happier. Before you make the big leap, let’s go through some of the steps and questions anyone embarking on a major life change might consider to ensure a smooth transition to the next chapter of their life.” –Karyn Damschen, “Steps to a Successful Mid-Life Course Correction,” Retirement Evolutions (Retrieved on October 19, 2022)
Adults reaching the midway point of their lives look to Dante for guidance to avoid navigating themselves into their own dark wood.