Monday, November 3, 2008

Time to Get Serious

I think I am having a mid-life crisis.

Well, I don't know, maybe it's not mid-life. Actually, I really hope it isn't mid-life because that would mean I am only going to live to be 68 and that would suck, especially since I now force myself to eat at least three green vegetables a week for the life extending benefits. It's definitely some kind of crisis though, and it definitely has to do with my life.

Don't get me wrong, I have a great life. I have a husband who is more wonderful than my wildest dreams, a family that is supportive, fun, and whom I really like being around, and friends who knock me on my ass they are so funny. I have a great job that probably pays me more money than I am worth, a house, a car, health benefits, and the ability to buy random things like books and wine when the mood strikes. I love it. The problem is, I have no idea what I did to get it. And I have no idea what I am supposed to do next.

I think this must happen to almost everyone. I mean, if it didn't we would all be actors, firemen, and unicorn wranglers and no one would be doing taxes, teaching middle school, or overseeing road construction. Is that the great secret that no one tells you though? That pretty much no matter what you do you're life is just going to turn out however it wants to? I mean barring any great mistakes or triumphs of will of course. I think it must be, and that must be why we laud and make movies of the week about those people who have really taken their lives by the reigns and turned it in the direction they want it to go. Or why the songs of John Lennon and David Byrne resonate with so many people.

So, what to do next? Should I take off for Patagonia? Drink more? Start writing a book? Take up knitting? Come on, dear readers, help me pull my head out of my ass. This is when you earn your money...

3 comments:

She Said said...

Go dog sledding in Alaska. Go skydiving. Write a children's book. Make your own cheese. Brew your own beer. Grow your own grapes for homemade wine. Wear my children out. Learn how to set up a media PC and then teach others. Um, how am I doing? Find a law you hate and start a petition to change it. Start your own social networking site. See if you can sleep soundly in a hammock on the beach somewhere (and then don't tell me if you can cuz I'll be jealous). Take in a stray dog. Adopt a Grandpa. Go skinny dipping. Buy a new hat. Whatever the hell you decide to do, don't stop blogging! ;)

Bethany said...

Knitting is fun. :-) I think you would write a fabulous book. I would buy it and stand in line for hours to have you sign it. Hell, I would fly to Utah to have you sign it. Wait, I have the best idea ever! You need to come to Florida and visit us. We can all drink ti punch and listen to the new David Byrne album. Come to FL!

Cate said...

You are just suffering from the family crazies. We all get them when things in our lives are going well. We wait for something to go wrong because life is too good. Just sit back, enjoy, and drink some wine while sitting on your porch. Maybe you should write a book, but if you refer to me as "the Rooster" I might have to hurt you.