Crisis in Infinite Mid-Lives

I think I’m having a mid-life “crisis”. Not that it’s a crisis in any real sense of the word. The phrase is used when people of approximately my age tend to start doing things to feel youthful again. The classic example is to buy a sports car, and or get flashy clothes. Apparently, for me, it’s play old video games and enjoy old programs.

Wild, right?

Yeah, I thought so too.

Anyway, I’m actually enjoying this. I get to play simpler, older games; I use old programs, like mIRC and WinRAR. I get to enjoy all of this while being on a vastly superior system that doesn’t have any of the faults of the machines of the era. I also have a wealth of knowledge that I can use to do things the right way, which is to say, avoiding all the previous times that I screwed it up when I was younger. Ah, Wisdom.

There are other things, too, like me going to see a personal trainer. Eating healthier, taking care of my overall health, finances and relationships. It’s actually really nice. I can understand the desire to be part of what looks like the jet set young crowd, but I know I’m no longer there. I’m comfortable with that, now. I don’t have to stress about 60-80 hour work weeks or missing a trip to the bar. I just do what I like with the people I enjoy hanging out with.

So, if this is as bad as my “crisis” gets. Bring it on!

By Nathan DeGruchy

IT Support extraordinaire. FOSS lover and proud Husband and Father.