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Old 06-04-2014, 10:06 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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I decided I was going to speak up for myself and not be a dishrag.
Feels good except when more erupts than I planned on
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:58 AM
 
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Sorry to disappoint you, but not everyone has one. I didn't.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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How can one tell if something IS one's midlife crisis if one doesn't know what one's midlife is???? If I knew my death date, then I could tell you -but as it is now, I've had so many sorts of crisis it is impossible to say.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:36 PM
 
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How can one tell if something IS one's midlife crisis if one doesn't know what one's midlife is???? If I knew my death date, then I could tell you -but as it is now, I've had so many sorts of crisis it is impossible to say.
Any one would do
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:00 PM
 
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It's too traumatic to think about. It lasted a decade.
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Old 06-04-2014, 01:35 PM
 
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I went back to school and got my master's in library science, which enabled me to at last work in my dream field.

I previously had worked in the corporate world as a sys admin, and then taught public school. Neither one suited me. Becoming a reference librarian had been a lifelong dream. I woke up on my 50th birthday, thought "it's now or never", and submitted my admission application that very week. Loved (almost) every minute of grad school and (almost) every minute I worked as a librarian.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I went back to school and got my master's in library science, which enabled me to at last work in my dream field.

I previously had worked in the corporate world as a sys admin, and then taught public school. Neither one suited me. Becoming a reference librarian had been a lifelong dream. I woke up on my 50th birthday, thought "it's now or never", and submitted my admission application that very week. Loved (almost) every minute of grad school and (almost) every minute I worked as a librarian.
How uplifting to read a success story such as yours. Congrats! One thing I gather from reading City-Data over a period of years is the surprisingly large number of people who hate their jobs. That is sad; more people should have the gumption to do what you did.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:16 PM
 
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I went back to school and got my master's in library science, which enabled me to at last work in my dream field.

I previously had worked in the corporate world as a sys admin, and then taught public school. Neither one suited me. Becoming a reference librarian had been a lifelong dream. I woke up on my 50th birthday, thought "it's now or never", and submitted my admission application that very week. Loved (almost) every minute of grad school and (almost) every minute I worked as a librarian.
I love the library, spent a lot of time there in younger years.
Someday I'm going to volunteer.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Sorry to disappoint you, but not everyone has one. I didn't.
I didn't either. What I mean is, although I have had a few crises in my life, they were not existential ones - they were external crises not connected to any particular age. They could have come at any age.

To put it a different way, I believe most of us have had some pretty hard knocks in life at various stages, but that's not what is normally meant by "mid-life crisis".
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:30 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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When I was around 38 years old I came to the realization that I would never have sex again.

Took me a while to get over that.

Now, at 62, I'm over it.
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