Wednesday, July 11, 2007


I was with a group of people over the weekend, and it turned out all of us were experiencing major life change. Every one of us was planning, expecting or had just completed one of the following: moving, changing jobs, starting school or finishing school, in the next year. I found this incredibly refreshing. I had been emailing with a friend that my current theory is that mid-life crisis people have just been suppressing their crises. It was said partly in jest, but I was under some impression that as an adult there were periods of stability in your life - I am still waiting for mine. Sure, I've moved more than most in the last few years. Sure, I've been at the same company for a while (although there have been plenty of changes just in staying.) I think, to a certain extent, as children we expect change, you enter a new grade each year in school, your classes change. And comparatively, it seems that adult life has less of this. But instead I find that time moves exceedingly fast, and slows only when crazy change is imminent.
I don't mean to sound depressing or even to imply that anything particularly hard or tragic is going on in my life right now. But, I found a slightly twisted peace in recognizing that my life was no more scattered or in disarray than most.