We’ve been sparring for far too long, my mid-life crisis and I. It’s been going on for the past several years, for most of which, mid-life has had the upper hand, catching me unawares… like a deer in the headlights. I’ve felt frozen in it’s grasp, unable to move or make a decision that would help to turn the tables and give me the upper hand for once. I would wait helplessly, thinking that something would come along to snap me out of the dull, numb spell I seemed to have fallen under. Punch drunk you might say.
Many cliché events have been culminating… kids growing and leaving the nest, managing the same career for a long time, aging and the wrinkles, fading looks, and weakening eyesight that go along with it. I was starting to feel like a cliché… a middle-aged housewife with the best of her life in the past… so little to look forward to.
Well, I’ve finally started to snap out of it and the gloves have come off. No more pitty-pat punches from me. Maybe I’ve just been biding my time. Mid-life was starting to get cocky, thinking it had me on the ropes. Well, I’m rallying now with some real power punches and now it’s mid-life that’s the deer in the headlights, caught unawares.
You see, I’ve been going to the gym. I’m stronger than I’ve ever been. I’m taking on the next stage of life with some muscle, good posture, and Zumba moves. I’m going to graduate school in the fall. I’ll be working on a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. A new career of helping people is in the early stages. We just invested in a Cape Cod vacation spot. A wonderful place for the family to relax and enjoy some down time. I’ve been testing out some different anti-aging creams and facial masks. They’re sure to give my fading looks that youthful glow that they promise in the commercials, right? As for the eyesight, well… at least my laugh lines are all a blur.
So, LISTEN UP, mid-life… I give you fair warning to throw in the towel, because…
YOU ARE GOING DOWN!
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Until next time,
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