- Your Silliest Mid-life Crisis*
I just quit a well paying job with no other job to go to, because it was the most toxic place I’ve ever worked and was ruining my mental health.
I did that too, aged 41.
I’m 53, have done the same. No mortgage but the funds I built up to cover things on a rainy day got spent on our new house build. At least I’m told I look better than I’ve done in 2 years.Posted 5 months agojamiepMember
Not particularly silly, but as well as buying road and ‘cross bikes soon after 40, I ended up buying from Gumtree, on two occasions, two Raleigh Burners. They were only £50 and £75. They weigh over 30kg. They are just parked up in the flat, I just look at them and smilePosted 4 months agojohnx2Member
Most of the mid life crises above seem to be just shopping decisions.
Getting into surfing aged 39 involved some shopping. It also involved career imperiling last minute diving off work for the coast/buggering off to lanka. Then there was the relationship imperiling amounts of time away from home in vans around the UK, in car parks with younger guys dressed in rubber. What I regret most in retrospect is time away from my kids at weekends. Not that I didn’t spend weeks each summer in france shouting at them to paddle harder (putting them off for life). Then there’s the utterly perverse in financial terms house on the coast, that the by then teenagers had far better things to do than go to. It goes on.
Whatever, things held together but I never got, and 16 years later seem unlikely ever to get, any good at actual surfing. Hey ho. But as Tony Soprano said, waddyagonnado?Posted 4 months agoCoyoteSubscriber
In between jobs at the moment so can’t really afford to go too mad.
Last year ahead of my 50th my sister in law challenged me to a half marathon. Poo-pooed the idea at first but as is often the case with me, once the idea is planted it will often germinate so I took her up on it. I’ve just turned 51 and completed my third 13.1 in September, fourth is booked for March. Never considered myself a runner but I’ve got quite a nice collection of 5K, 10K and half marathon medals along with an extreme obstacle course one. Not really a crisis as such but a definite change in direction.
Could do with another interest though…Posted 4 months ago
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