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A midlife crisis doesn't have to be a crisis at all

CHICAGO - Leigh Wilson has been working in the same cubicle in the same office for the past 12 years after spending 20 years climbing the corporate ladder.

The 41-year-old Chicago marketing manager, who is single and has no commitments, finally decided that she'd had enough of her mundane life.

"I wanted to do more," Wilson said. "I have a nice little nest egg, and I reached a point in my life where I just don't know what to do."

Last month, she left her comfortable job with a steady salary to embark on a six-month, 10,000-mile solo trip, first

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