How’s it going?
Not so good really. In fact I’d say it’s going poorly to be mild. Wow – what a bummer of a way to start off. But that’s just exactly why I’m here and probably if you are still reading why you are here too. Nothing like hitting 45 and feeling like you don’t know where you are, where you’re going or where you’ve been.
In a lot of ways I’m on the top of the world, but still having a hard time seeing through the fog. There is nothing particularly bad about my life, though, soon enough you will see there are some extremes to be dealt with (one at a time over time) and some questions about where to go next and just how to get there.
Is it Mid-Life Crisis (whatever that is)? Is it Depression? Is it Laziness? Is it Fatigue?
Answer: Yes, I think it is!!
Here’s the short of it. I’m a 45 year old man in a respectable profession, supporting my family well enough. In an hour I have my weekly appointment with my therapist, recommended by the M.D. who prescribes my anti-depressants and Viagra. This morning my wife said I should set up an appointment for marriage counseling. Last week our youngest son (18) told us he is gay and asking another boy to prom. Oh, there is more. LOT’s more – but this is just what is happening right now.
My theme for this year is Strong Mind, Strong Body. It’s April and I’ve been only moderately successful in my progress, but still hopeful.
Nice to meet you!! How’s it going with you?