Category Archives: midlife crisis

What Hawaii Taught Me

I moved to Hawaii a long time ago. I did not really want to move here. I did not have visions of palm trees swaying. I thought that the Big Island was Oahu. I did not know what hula really … Continue reading

Posted in family, Hawaii, marine biology, midlife crisis, New York, Relationships, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

For Real

  The talk of moving back to NY has been going on at my place for over ten years. And the problem is that, there is no solution. My significant other’s entire family is here, in Hawaii, as is his … Continue reading

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

Floating

Yesterday was the lantern floating ceremony at Ala Moana Beach Park. It has been going on for some time and yesterday was the third time we attended. We had a grand plan to pick up our lantern and then hoof … Continue reading

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

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