Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Mid-Life crisis

I've long said that I was cheated out of my mid-life crisis. When I turned 40, personal events in my life dictated that I remain focused. I was a new single dad, raising three kids 15 and under, I didn't have time for a mid-life crisis. As much as I wanted a Mazda Miata (I figured I could park it in the back of my pick-up), I settled for a mini-van as my second vehicle.

But now I'm thinking maybe I could have a post-mid-life crisis. I have a little over a year left before I hit the next big birthday (I will be out of town that year so no surprise parties allowed). Maybe I could squeeze it into the next year. I've made it known for a couple of years that I'm not satisified with my job. I'm very good at it, but I'm at the peak of my position. There's no "upward mobility" left and it's just getting boring. I have no interest in management, I've seen too closely what they do.

I've blogged several times about becoming a hermit or getting "lost" in such a way that no one can find me. But when it comes down to it, I enjoy my family and friends way too much. So maybe I could just quit my job, and start something new. Kinda risky, especially for a man who doesn't like risk. But who knows? I'm open to suggestions.

P.S. If I do have a post-mid-life crisis, I may get that Miata and change jobs, but there's little else resembling a mid-life crisis in the works. I have a wonderful wife now and as we approach our 7th anniversary, there will be no 7th inning stretch.

6 comments:

emilymburgess said...

If you wanted to cook one of our dead goldfish and eat them...you could have but now she is flushed. Next time I will be sure to filet one for you. :)

Ashley Beth said...

Are you going to say "April Fools!" in the next post?

4simpsons said...

Congrats on not doing anything foolish! You have chosen wisely.

Randy Barnett said...

No April Fools' joke here. I would seriously like to do something different.

Brian the Red said...

I bought my 1st Miata at 34 which is probably closer to mid-life than you will be at your next "big" birthday )unless you have very good longevity genes.) I say get the Miata, because no matter how long you live, life is too short to drive a boring car.

Randy Barnett said...

Sounds good Brian. Thanks for stopping by..