Once you embrace the horror of where you are in the life stage, you can then focus your attention on building a new life that’s worthwhile.
Now comes the hard part — finding your passions, that is, things that are interesting to you and would like to spend time doing. What makes it so hard is there are so many options. Options are always a problem because when faced with too many, it’s hard to commit to one. So you might end up in a learned helplessness situation, meaning you do nothing, and that can lead to depression.
There are lots of life coaches out there who have recommendations for discovering what turns you on. Some of the ideas might seem a little whacky, but what the hell, you might as well consider them. I’ve gone through the range of them to come up with a list that’s sensible. And I’ve also added a few of my own whacky ideas.