Changing Course in Mid-Life? Re-entering your safe place might not be as easy as you think.

(photo credit: Danny Lawson/PA via AP)

The portents were far from good. I had spent the day dashing backwards and forwards between the committee room (campaign office) and polling stations, becoming increasingly despondent at the returns — our own ‘exit poll’ — that indicated that I was nowhere near retaining my seat on the county council. Now, at the count, there was no…