A BLOG ABOUT ADVENTURES IN MIDDLE-CLASS LIFE
and the journey to finding happiness and fulfilment
Time to man up
How many times have you thought “I wish someone told me that earlier in life.
I recently hit 40 and for the first time, I really understood, truly and deeply, the mid-life crisis. I realised that I needed to intervene in my own thought processes, so instead of going out and buying that Harley-Davidson, I started a journey of self-discovery, hoping that along the way, I will find the path to fulfilment. And then I ran into a brick wall.
Turns out this is extremely difficult if you are a man.
Men don’t do self-discovery blogs. Men don’t post about how vulnerable they feel. Men don’t talk about the things they wished their fathers taught them.
Whenever I started moving a conversation with groups of men in this direction the general attitude was the same. Just man up, suck it up and go do your thing. We talk cars, we talk sport, not that Eat, Pray, Love nonsense.
Every time I find myself alone with one of these men, the conversation changes and I discover they have the same questions, fears and uncertainties I face every day.
So this blog is for all of you.
Every man who wakes up wondering how they are going to pay the bills today.
Wondering if there is more to life than making the next deadline.
Wondering if their wife still finds them desirable.
Wondering if their kids respect them.
Wondering if they are making the same mistakes their fathers did.
Wishing to hear “I am proud of you” but too ashamed to say it.
You are not alone, we are all going through it.
I am going to share my journey here as I try to make sense of this life and I hope that along the way you find something that resonates with you.
Now go shower and be awesome today.
FROM THE BLOG
When I started this site I had only one goal, to change my life, or rather the current direction of my life. I had no idea what form this would take or exactly what it would entail. I only knew that there was no way I would be happy if I keep going down the path I was...
So, it's been a while... While I may have been quiet, I can assure you I have not been idle although I have to admit that I am not as far as I wold like to be in my endeavors. This really hit home this week when I opened the timer and saw how far it has progressed,...
"Some day you will arrive" Isn't that what we are all telling ourselves every day? This notion that I just need to plan and work hard now, this is only temporary and someday this will all change and I will finally live the life I always imagined. That...
I once read a quote stating that the difference between man and animals is that man makes history and is the master of his destiny, choosing a destiny. I cannot remember where I read it or who said it but it stuck with me. Choosing a destiny comes down to making the...
Oldie but a goodie This is a re-post of something I wrote long ago when I tried my hand at blogging for the first time. It is still as valid today as it was then. Enjoy.. In my humble opinion my life is currently extremely tedious and not really anything to...
Over the years I have saved a large volume of inspirational articles, quotes and images. A quick search through my Evernote archive with tag "life" and "lessons" will reveal enough reading material to keep you occupied for a few weeks but there are two specific...
[wpdevart_countdown text_for_day="Days" text_for_hour="Hours" text_for_minut="Minutes" text_for_second="Seconds" countdown_end_type="date" end_date="01-01-2020 00:00" start_time="1513458455" end_time="0,1,1" action_end_time="show_text" content_position="center"...
I am just a guy, father, husband and God-fearing man trying to find purpose and happiness in a world that seems a little crazier every day.