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  • 40 today and bought my first Porsche 3 weeks ago. Actually the slowest and ‘cheapest’ car I’ve had for about 10 years but I now only drive at the weekends and it makes me smile every time I look at it and grin inanely when I drive it so it’s all good!

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    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.

    The MX 5 was the sensible thing… but only really deferred the divorce and the other stuff. And the road bike was a bad one

    Now very happy and getting married again next year.

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    Watching with interest as my adult life to date has essentially been a list of impulse purchases, so while I’m ‘only’ 32, it’s gonna have to be a pretty ridiculous thing to even register as out of the ordinary, let alone a crisis.

    Does getting married count?

    shinton
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    Most of the mid life crises above seem to be just shopping decisions.

    Blonde, curvy and 22 yrs younger than me.

    And the difference apart from collateral damage is Eddie?

    grenosteve
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    Does buying a top of the range* trials bike at 32 count? Hope it does, Mrs wont be happy if there’s another mid life crisis big spend any time soon…

    (*Not as expensive as a top of the range MTB, but still a fair amount!)

    jamiep
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    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 smile

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    shinton – Member
    Most of the mid life crises above seem to be just shopping decisions.

    Blonde, curvy and 22 yrs younger than me.

    And the difference apart from collateral damage is Eddie?

    Fair point. 😀

    grenosteve
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    Also, If I could find one, this would be next –

    bencooper
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    In retrospect, spending my early 30s doing crazy urbex stuff was probably my midlife crisis 😉

    johnx2
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    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?

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    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…

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