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Mid-Life Crisis?

at 11:50 AM

motorcycleI recently bought a motorcycle. It's my first bike and I'm still learning the finer points of riding. As I've told people about my new purchase their response has been, almost to a person, "Oh, having a mid-life crisis, eh?" This is humorous for a couple of reasons. First, people who know me understand that turning 40 was not a "crisis" by any stretch of the imagination (someone recently told me that 60 is the new 40). Secondly, I always thought the definition of a mid-life crisis was quitting your job, buying a chromed-out $20,000 Harley and snagging a new trophy wife with peroxide-blonde hair and implants. Just to clear things up, I bought a 1980 Honda 750 with over 90,000 miles on it, I've been at the same company for over seven years and the only implants my wife would be interested in would be a second set of arms to keep up with our five children.

Several years ago I made up a list of things to do before I die, one of which was to own a motorcycle, but it's only been in the last year that I actually made plans to put it into action. My best friend Bill also got a bike and we've had some great times riding together.

Sometimes life goes by and we don't make time to do the things we dreamed about as boys. Now, there are some men who have never left the boyhood stage and are living life irresponsibly, but conversely, there are those of us who let the busyness of life push aside some of our dreams. Is there a dream you've put up on the shelf that's collecting dust? An adventure yet to be taken? Don't let a "crisis", mid-life or otherwise, stop you from putting it into action.





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