Shawn L. Bird

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normal or amazing? August 23, 2012

Filed under: Pondering — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:58 pm
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I’ve been thinking about this in terms of mid-life crisis (or mid-life analysis, if you prefer).  It seems a lot of people reach a point where they look around at where they’ve been, and just decide to toss out the societal constraints that ruled their earlier decision making.  After years of youthful striving for ‘normal’ (that boring conformity), they’re now stepping out.  Whether it’s tossing a twenty year marriage, starting a new career, or leaping into the bucket list with heretofore unobserved enthusiasm, there does seem to be a change that comes with the ‘middle years.’

I find myself that a lot of things I ‘always wanted to do’ have gotten done in the last year or two.  It’s not that I conscientiously aimed to accomplish those things; it just seemed that the stars aligned and they happened, almost without me noticing.  I found myself somewhat astonished to recognise the accomplishments or changes.  So now I’m thinking, if I was able to do those amazing things without intent, what could happen if I make an intentional effort?  To be honest, my past experience suggests that intention tends to lead to failure for some reason, so perhaps I should just let the universe take care of things?  At any rate, staid and normal are out.  I am getting whackier as the years go by.  I will be an amazing, creative, and crazy little old lady eventually, I think, and I’m embracing that.   How about you?

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5 Responses to “normal or amazing?”

  1. No, I honestly don’t see myself as a creative or crazy old lady.Not even time can take care of that one, not that time has that much time left at my age ( so to speak). I have found myself becoming less restrained over the years though. Imagine the shock on some faces when in my thrities my wife actually got me to wear jeans ! ( and yes sarky boots they did make jeans way back then). Later on my waistcoats (US Vests) started getting bright and colourful and I even wore them with jeans (sacrilege) without a tie and jacket.( except in December maybe). These days I’ve reverted back to the Edwardian era with frockcoat, so handy for the upcoming wedding !
    Letting go a bit and becoming more of yourself is really good for you since you become more relaxed and maybe the mid-life crisis is averted.

  2. siwisnuppa Says:

    I have to say that I don´t really think about being a “crazy old Lady”, but I know I will be.
    With to mach going on in my head and to many thoughts, Oh and I can´f forget the random thoughts that enters my mind and just make me laugh out loud were ever I am.
    (if you ever is in a room and it all quiet, if there ever is one person that just starts to laugh. Well that could be me.)
    My friends and I mead this deal once a few years back, that normal is what normal is and we, we are not.

    And right now I´m just doing what life throws at me, or for the most part I have to think about some thing a bit, when it comes to the money and stuff like that. But I don´t over think thing, I just try to go with it (for the most part).

    I did three years at school where I tried to be one of the group and in so many ways I failed so now I much. So I come to the conclusion that ” I´m me”. Don´t want to be someone I´m not. That´s just to much work.

    Normal is overrated.


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