Monday, June 18, 2007

Crisis? Is it Mid-Life Yet?

Today I had a conversation with a good friend about a lot of different things. The topics varied from the brilliance of our youth, to how great it would be to take a trip to Puerto Vallarta...Aruba. We talked about the latest in computer gadgetry and cool guys we knew in the past. And then it hit me. I was talking as if my days were long past. 37 years old and I'm practically dead. Is this it? Is this my mid-life crisis that Id been hearing so much about during my 20s. Does this mean that I only have 37 more years left? Whoa!

I remember making a promise to myself when I was 19 years old that I would live life to its fullest, never to regret. 18 years later I wonder about that 19 year-old kid. How much of him still remains hidden behind the continuously-postponed dreams and the downward-adjusted life expectations?

Yes, at 19 I was unstoppable. But who stopped me?

Invariably the answer is me. Me, me, me.

I have 37 more years.

What am I waiting for?



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