This is a good read. It's an excerpt of a full memoir -by Claire Dederer, 2018. Extracted from Love and Trouble: Memoirs of a Former Wild Child, out on Thursday. As someone who never had kids by choice - I know there is a little that I can't related to but I can relate to losing your younger self and wanting her back.
My midlife crisis: the bestselling author Claire Dederer wants to have an affair and relive a wild-child past
The London Times | Claire Dederer
You did everything right! You got a job. You found a mate, a really nice one, you bought a house and had kids. You worked hard. You were a faithful wife and an above-average mum. You accumulated this life over a decade, maybe two. Like the nest of a bowerbird, it all piled up because you are the kind of person who gets what she wants.
© Claire Dederer, 2018. Extracted from Love and Trouble: Memoirs of a Former Wild Child, out on Thursday