Mid-Life Irritation?

Mid-Life Irritation?



Of course.  Getting older, our body isn’t the same as it was.  It’s easier to get hurt.  Easier to have physical limitations.  It’s called the aging process.

It can also happen mentally, spiritually, financially.

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves”.  — Carl Jung

Like yesterday’s post, this is a reminder for me.  

Reminders, I believe, need to happen everyday.  And sometimes, all day.

We get distracted very easily as adults. 

Overwhelmed with life.


Over committed.

You name it, it’s easy to let go of the important, in order to medicate ourselves with the urgent.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

I never said what I post here would be obvious.  Sometimes what you read here will require you to reread it and even spend some time reflecting on it.  Or not.

Choice is yours.  Always has been.  Always will be.  Happy choosing and carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂


Mid-Life Opponent?

Mid-Life Opponent?


It’s ourselves.

Ourselves?  Yes!

“By listening steadfastly to your opponent, you will discover your own shadow”.  — unknown

I am all too aware that what challenges me with others, is most likely my biggest blind spot for myself.

I commit the same “sins”, but am completely unaware of it.

I recognize that this is a tough concept to grasp for many people.  If you get this concept, you get it.  If you don’t, you’ll think this concept is a bunch of garbage.

It’s pretty scary to think that what annoys us about some individuals, is the same behavior we demonstrate to others.  But we are completely oblivious to it.

This is one of the reasons the word hypocrite was invented.

Anyway, I just wanted to say all that, to remind myself that being a good and decent person is incredibly hard work.

It’s work I accept willingly, and gladly endeavor to change, even at mid-life.

Have a GREAT weekend.  Carpe diem, jeff  🙂


Mid Life Dog Days?

Mid Life Dog Days?

“You may drive a dog off the King’s chair, and it will climb into the preacher’s pulpit;  he views the world unmoved, unembarrassed, unabashed”.  — Jean De La Bruyere

With Summer nearly here, and a mid life crisis happening right now, or sometime soon, wouldn’t it be nice to have the audacity of a dog?

Carpe diem my audacious mid life companions.  jeff noel  🙂


Mid Life Observations

Mid Life Observations?


“You can observe a lot by watching”.  — Yogi Berra

Profoundly simple and simply profound, are the keys to success in life, particularly at mid life.

Today, I’m going to try to not be so busy that I can’t appreciate the little things.  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂



Hatred at Mid Life?

Hatred at Mid Life?

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not”.  — Andre Gide

I believe this mid life quote to be true, but struggle sometimes to make it real.


Because it takes courage.  Having courage can make you unpopular and lonely.

Who wants that at mid life?  

Yet courage, really, is one of the few things in mid-life that makes us whole.

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂