Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mid Life Crisis

Refugees run the seas 'cause they own their own boats.

I am trying to figure out when to start my mid-life crisis. In a year and a half I will be approaching 40. The typical midlife crisis occurs at 46 on average, but can range anywhere between 35 to 50. That is what wikipedia says anyway. So, I am a bit on the young side, but it certainly is an option.

At the moment I am not even sure what to do for my crisis. My wife is the most attractive sexy woman I know so I cannot trade her in for a younger hotter model. Plus I am not sure there are any other women who would put up with me. I can not get an expensive sports car because gas costs too much. I am forbidden from getting a moter cycle. My wife just won't let me, and as I said before she is hot.

What else do guys do in mid-life crisises? I just do not know. I have time I guess. Eventually I will come up with something.

My nose itches.

Another possible mid-life crisis activity is changing careers. That would be an option is I could figure out what I would like to do. I have blogged about not knowing what I want to be when I grow up and nothing has really changed since then.

Right now what I think I would like to do is stop working and moutain bike and hike full time. I do know how to make money at that, or I might really give that a go. Of course, with two small children (maybe I should say young instead of small.... Have you seen Tyler lately?), I would still need to spend most of my time where I could get home every night so I might get bored with the local scene, and then I would have to find another job.

Do some guys have little mini-retirements as mid-life crisises? That seems like the most realistic one I could try. But maybe I need to wait for the kids to get a little older. Then again, maybe not. I do know that at the moment I need a break from work. I am just too busy with my day job and my night job. I feel again that I wasted most of the summer away with work. And it is not just the time I put in. In fact it is mostly that I always feel tired and because of that I neglect things like mowing the lawn or paying myself or getting things fixed around the house.

I suppose I am not alone. Everyone feels overworked and everyone has trouble juggling home with work. Maybe that is really what causes midlife crisises.

Anyway... My nose still itches.

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