Okay, my wife says I march to the beat of a different drummer. And after 50 years, I’m finally okay with that. It’s who I am – who I want to be.
Are ya with me? Are you cool with who you are? With the way people judge perceive you?
No, really, are you? Most people are, right? Because most people are pretty “normal” (whatever that means).
But if you’ve ever felt sort of out on the edge, the fringe so to speak, it’s a fairly lonely place to be. And it takes guts to be out there.
Had to tell you all of that to tell you this: “You didn’t give enough consideration to yesterday’s challenge to have a convincing answer today.”
How do I know? Because I live on the fringes, an outsider. Outsiders know. Wish it was explainable.
So, may I ask you, again, to take yesterday’s challenge more seriously today?
You know what, don’t even worry about. It’s far too much to ask of an adult, in mid life, to have an immediate, and convincing answer to the most basic of childhood questions.
Just tell those precious young minds to run along, and not to bother you.
Mid Life in Finland?
Yes. Arrived yesterday.
Woke at 5AM local time, after a good eight hours of restful sleep.
Today is a brand new day. Of course, being at the Master’s World Championships is a huge jolt to my mid-life psychological stimulation.
I mean, who would have every thought? Me. World Championships?
What I try to do, and what I have already done, is stay motivated to live a Mid Life Celebration, so my wife and young son can see that Mid-Life is a blessing to be looked forward to.
Not some curse of mid-life crisis.
Make it a GREAT day, because if you don’t, who will? If not today, when?
Carpe diem, from Lahti, Finland. jeff noel 🙂
Today marks my 26th wedding anniversary with my wife.
I believe I’m the luckiest man in the Universe. Seriously.
We met 30 years ago in a job interview.
She interviewed me for a Resident Assistant position at our Alma mater, West Chester University.
I got the job.
The story is so much more interesting than what’s contained here; however, it’s a tale for another time.
Until death do us part. Words to live by.
Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂