>My Very Personal Upcoming Mid-Life Crisis Treat
I have to admit that I crack on older men driving around in a Miata. I think of those little cars as strictly mid-life crisis cars for men. I know that’s not fair, even if the majority of drivers are older men….
What’s your point, you might be wondering. It’s this: very soon I will be having a birthday. I don’t know if 46 will count as mid-life enough, but I’m using it as an excuse. I’ve been struggling with myself, the ghost voices from the past, and the lies that were drilled into me as a child.
So. I’m taking some smallish steps in some new directions. This spring, God willing, will mark the end of my college days (unless I take some courses of my choosing). I’m allowing myself to be more real (complicated explanation). And, I’m making a bold, permanent statement-to myself, to the ghosts that try to haunt me, and to the world.
I’m doing something a little different for my mid-life crisis….
Some people choose to sit in a chair and indulge their sweet tooth. I could do this! But I’m not.
Some people pack up and see the world. Or climb it. Travel isn’t an option….yet. And I won’t be climbing mountains via this method-ever!
Some people look for one of these…..
…..or one of these. I already have one, thanks. And he’s pretty terrific.
Some people buy one of these. This is my dream car-a Bugatti Veyron. It can top over 200 mph. I would LOVE to drive this. I
love like to fly down the highway go fast the speed limit…..but-it’s not an option either.
My option? This:
It’s going to be my tattoo. I’m going with a friend tomorrow after work and have it put on the inside of my left wrist. It’s in Hebrew and it’s from my favorite book-Isaiah.
It’s a very powerful word from a very powerful verse that saved my life.
Are any of you old enough to be experiencing a mid-life crisis? How or in what way did you ‘celebrate’ the event/period?
In case any of you choose to try to translate this, here’s a link to its origin, meaning, etc.