When The Clock Strikes Midlife

It’s time to ride

Kerstin Krause
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Published in
4 min readJan 26, 2024

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A woman wearing an orange bandana around her head and a black T-shirt reading BIKE ‘N SOUL standing behind her motorcycle.
Photo by Laura Rust

There are times that must happen to you — Walt Whitman

And midlife is undoubtedly one of them.

I had just returned from a job in Afghanistan when midlife bolted through the door with a burn-out, knocking me around like a helpless leaf in the wind. And leaving me clueless about what to do with the rest of my goddamn life.

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Kerstin Krause
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Seasoned traveler | Passionate writer | Bold motorbike rider | Find out more: www.bike-n-soul.com or support women @https://ko-fi.com/bikensoultanzania