I was accused of being in midlife crisis today.
Except I'm not depressed or questioning my past. Or acting any more immature than usual. I'm definitely in a phase of re-examining some of my priorities. But having a crisis? No way.
This friend was noticing the changes I've been going through over the last couple of years -- all the shallow stuff like the clothes and the shoes and the music. I think it's more a function of the weight loss than the age. I haven't been hit as hard with the age issues that bother a lot of people when they're around my age. It doesn't hurt that I have nearly as much energy and I'm in better shape than I was twenty years ago.
There's a funny Paul story about the whole midlife crisis issue. He was talking to a friend of his when he was, oh, 45 or so. He told this friend that he didn't believe in the concept, that he thought it was so much baloney. His friend just laughed and pointed at me: "What are you talking about? Your midlife crisis is right over there."
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