I’m a forty-two-year-old man, inhabiting what I suspect to be a modicum of a midlife crisis. I haven’t dyed my hair yet. Then again, I don’t have much hair to dye. At any rate, my search history doesn’t reflect any desire for toupees. Not because I can’t pull it off, but because I’m perfectly comfortable with my baldness.
I have yet to come home on any particular day with a Harley; all dressed in leather. No affairs. No girlfriends half my age. I seem to be avoiding all the clichés with no effort at all. And it’s not like I’m sweating bullets; repeating an internal screaming mantra like ‘You will NOT buy that Harley. You will NOT buy that Harley.’ Perhaps calling this a midlife crisis is a disservice to those experiencing a true crisis. Probably better to call it my midlife transition or scenario. Yes, that will do.
My true reality is that I am extremely bored. Although I have reached most of my career goals; that part of my world seems stagnant. I love my job; it doesn’t feel like work. However, it’s not much of a challenge anymore. I won’t expand on the topic here, since my intention is to show a more lighthearted side. However, you can read a more serious look at my midlife scenario in my post “A Midlife Crisis: Part 1(Hamster Wheel).”
Purpose of this Blog
This blog, more than anything, keeps me occupied. I’m enjoying it too. I like sharing my thoughts, opinions, and feelings; all that stuff floating around in my head. It’s keeping me out of trouble. I won’t presume to believe that my ideas are better than others. I hate all that comparison crap anyways, which you would know if you read my series of posts called “The Comparison Game.”
If I may harken back to the first sentence, please allow me a semblance of satisfaction; I used the word modicum. I don’t think I have ever written or spoken that word; although, I have likely heard it used by others. While I love a good thesaurus check as much as anyone, this came to me with little thought while writing in this casual style. Which brings me to my final reason for this blog; I want to be a better writer. I marvel at anyone who can express their thoughts, feelings, ideas, wit, and complexities while weaving them all together in a coherent tapestry.