Essay on Life Developments Experienced During This Life Stage

1286 Words Jun 30th, 2016 null Page
Due to the vast diversity in the lifestyles, middle adulthood is ill-defined and frequently varies from person to person (Belsky, 2013). In order to understand the various life developments experienced during this life stage, I interviewed fifty-one-year-old Lilly. Lilly is a former cosmetologist and mother of three currently living in Murfreesboro. After the birth of her second child, Lilly left the workforce to become a stay at home mother. However, Lilly recently began a part-time job as a guest coordinator at a local salon. She expressed being nervous about reentering the workforce after being unemployed for nearly two decades. Lilly deeply loves and is proud of her three children and her husband, with whom she shares a twenty-three-year marriage. In her free time, Lilly enjoys spending time with her family, watching television, and shopping. I met Lilly six months ago when she became my neighbor. I conducted the interview at her house over the extent of an hour. Through interviewing Lilly, I hoped to have a deeper understanding of the developments and milestones many adults undergo during this period. Also, I hoped to gain insight into this future life stage and better understand the adults in my life in this life stage, such as my parents. During the interview, I asked Lilly a series of questions about her cognitive and physical changes, family, and career. Throughout the interview, Lilly discussed her marriage and her family. She described her marriage as being very…

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