Tuesday, April 29, 2008

So This Is What It Feels Like

I am convinced now that I am in the middle of a mid-life crisis.  What are the signs?  Well, I just did the RealAge survey by those doctors who are on Oprah and I lied on some of the questions to make it look better.  I got laid off about three weeks ago and am now not sure I want to do what I am doing (DO NOT tell my wife).  I started working out again about nine months ago and now I am obsessed with it a little bit.  I think my hair is thinning.  I am concerned about my graying chest hair.  I have a mole on my leg that I think should be looked at even though it doesn't have any of the criteria for skin cancer. I look in the mirror and squeeze my gut and shake my head.  I am obsessed with nose hair and ear hair.  

I doesn't help that I have read numerous articles lately that basically describe all the stuff I am going through.  I feel like such a cliche.  

My shrink (yes I see a shrink - have for years) doesn't seem concerned.  My wife, I think, is a little befuddled.  The kids think what I do is funny.  My mom and sister seem supportive and excited for me.

Isn't getting older a wonderful thing?  I'm not sure, I'll keep you posted.

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