Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What do you call it?

"Patience is the art of hoping." ~ Luc de Clapier

I like this quote because people sometimes say I have too much patience, but they also don't see me as a hopeful person. I am very hopeful, but I also have the ability to be practical and look at things from a variety of viewpoints.

Take my post title - What do you call it? A mid-life crisis? a mid-career reevaluation? a life reprioritization? I don't like the first one...this isn't a crisis - that sounds so negative and hope-less. It is a revisit. Re-evaluation. It is a mid-life re-invention. I have hope that I am going to find ways to en-joy my life again. I have been talking about it for a year, and now I am making things happen.

I'm pretty sure I have been around this block before. Probably right after Roby died...probably when I turned 35, probably each time I wratched up my responsibilities, changed jobs. This seems pretty normal to me. But scarier.

Because this time it isn't all in my mind. It is active. It is alive. I'm alive. And I want to keep it that way. So here we are - Project Jean.


  1. "It is better to keep quiet and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."

    I call it an opportunity to for all those idiots to realize you're doing an existential "breathe deep and count to 10" so you don't throttle any of them.

    Oooops.... I forgot this comment would be public.

  2. You go J! May the force be with you...the energy force, the life force, the force of nature...let it all flow your direction. Take it in, feel it, and make it yours.



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