June 9, 2014 8:44 pm

Ideas for a mid-life crisis

  • run away from home and join a hippie art commune
  • get a tattoo
  • dye my hair
  • fancy car
  • go away on a mountain retreat by myself for a whole week (at least a week). Call it a sabbatical and do it every other year.
  • hike the Appalachian Trail
  • quit my job and quilt full-time
  • take up race-walking and do a marathon
  • do a complete make-over. Buy a wardrobe full of hippie clothes.
  • start a blog
  • try weed
  • go on a political march
  • get really fanatical about diet, health, and fitness
  • learn to fly an airplane
  • go on a balloon ride
  • apply to a PhD program
  • start an idea journal
  • make the family move to a subsistence farm that backs up to a state or national forest and live off the land in a modern, yet sustainably-built cob or hay bale house we built ourselves that is completely off the grid
  • get a horse
  • learn to play poker or count cards and take up gambling
  • get a still and play with liqueur making and essential oils
  • build an aquaculture greenhouse out back and grow fish and veggies year-round
  • take up crochet or knitting
  • attend a week-long embroidery or quilting workshop
  • go on a long camping road trip by myself
  • take up genealogy