Category Archives: midlife crisis

Everyone Likes Strawberries

  It is the end of the year. It is December. Close to Christmas and my son’s 13th birthday. There are so many things to be done and I continue to mostly not do any of them. I find my … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, family, midlife crisis, Relationships, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Churched Up

These days I go to church. I am a church goer. It is an unexpected thing that happened to me. It was something that I would have scoffed at. But turning fifty, it is not for the weak and I … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Hawaii, midlife crisis, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Driving Confidence

  Last week I went on a trip by myself. I turned 50 this year and there were no giant celebrations. I had grand visions of throwing myself a huge party but I just didn’t do it. But then I … Continue reading

Posted in midlife crisis, Uncategorized, vacation | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Grown-Ups?

“I’m going to tell you something important. Grown-ups don’t look like grown-ups on the inside either. Outside, they’re big and thoughtless and they always know what they’re doing. Inside, they look just like they always have. Like they did when … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, family, Hawaii, midlife crisis, New York, Parenting, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

People

I had a conversation with one of my closest friends this morning. The morning of my 50th birthday. I think about moving back home. I want to be closer to my family. I want to be closer to my people. My … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, friendship, Hawaii, midlife crisis, Relationships, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Desperately Seeking Something

Our son is on spring break this week. And I am embracing the selfishness of the week. I do not have to worry about frantic calls from school requesting I bring some forgotten item. I did not go food shopping … Continue reading

Posted in family, Hawaii, midlife crisis, Relationships, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Running my Heart Out

It was a long weekend for us. We hosted two Japanese exchange students for the weekend. It seems so short and yet so long. We picked them up on Friday from school with our son. They stayed at our place … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, family, Hawaii, midlife crisis, New York, Parenting, Relationships, running, Uncategorized, volunteering | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment