It seems everywhere I turn these days, I see midlifers complaining about their lives. Case in point, the new movie “Brad’s Status.” In this film Ben Stiller stars as 47-year-old Brad. He lies in bed at night comparing his boring suburban life to the lives of his successful college friends. While he’s struggling to run a small non-profit, they’re jetting around the world, writing books, and spending early retirement in Hawaii. Everyone is living the good life, at least in Brad’s imagination.
If this doesn’t define modern midlife crisis, I don’t know what does! Yep, that was me back in 2004, at age 49, feeling utterly stuck in loserville. The point is I was not permanently stuck there. Since I was single, unemployed and on severance, I spent a few months studying my situation, while always focusing on this:
If you could have, do or be anything right now, what would it be?
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I love your response Haralee! Why do we go to so much trouble to educate others and then they act stupid and don’t even appreciate the effort? Yes, I do get pretty frustrated sometimes…
Yes, yes and yes!!! The Encore is yours for the taking! You and I both know it! Great post! ~ Lynn