About Me

This blog started on a whim after buying an out-of-character pair of sassy green boots (my incredible second-hand find)! And it dawned on me: it’s the perfect time to have my mid-life crisis! I am a Mom to 2 boys. I was 16 when Big Guy was born, and Little Guy was born 16 years after that…Yes, I got to tackle diapers and driving lessons at the same time. Big Guy has moved out so I have half an “empty nest”. I “retired” for a few years to be a full-time homemaker and now I’m working as a part-time church lady office administrator. I play and sing in 2 bands, I lead a program for women, and I teach stamping and card-making. While I still look okay…for my age…I’m not ready to “wear purple with a red hat” (I look stupid in hats). So I’ve decided… I am going to try new things (when I turned 40, I got a tattoo and ran in Mud Hero – it was mud-licious!) and I’m trying to get in shape (well, a shape other than round)…For 41,  I shot my way through the Capture Your 365 challenge with my new camera, and at 42, I started learning Italian. Every day I’m learning to appreciate “the Opera of the Every Day”! I’ve wasted far too much of the first half of my life crying, so I am determined to laugh more (even if it means by myself or laughing at myself – I will never cease to be amused). I just turned 40 41… 40-something and I am choosing to embrace it!!! Who’s with me?

 

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48 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Jenn – you are and have always been a yummy mummy! And I can remember playing barbies with you, so you can’t be that old, because I’m not old! :p
    If you are interested, I have taken up hot yoga, to try and get into better shape, and to learn how to relax (if that is possible!), you could come and do a class with me sometime! It’s fun!
    Looking forward to reading more posts!

  2. Bravo for starting a blog. An online diary of your Happy New Year. I look forward to your upcoming posts.

  3. I am now over 40 and closer to 50 now. I am not a mummy but can certainly relate to looking better and feeling better. I just started a 12 day cleanse and hope it makes me feel closer to 40 by the end of it.
    Glad you started your blog Jen…I will follow you…even if I’m not a follower in life. I will still be apart of your new things in your new green boots.

  4. Welcome, hope you enjoy blogging as much as I do 🙂

  5. 40 is the new 30. Don’t worry.

  6. I’m only 33, but I’m ready to embrace 40! In fact… I’m looking forward to 60, so far.

    • jennsmidlifecrisis said:

      I’ve found the older I get, the more fun I’m having, and the less I worry about what others are thinking! It’s great!

  7. I’m with you, and also of a certain age. The 40s are awesome because you still look OK, but give much less of a rat’s rump about what people think. I believe your green boots are trying to tell you something!

  8. Thanks for the follow! Having just turned 60, hear me when I say – it ain’t over until it’s over.

  9. I’ve just nominated you for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Thanks for inspiring me!
    http://mommyverbs.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/inspire-me-really-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  10. I love your avatar. Nicely done.

  11. Hi, Jenn! Just wanted to let you know that I nominated your blog for a few awards. http://tracicarver.com/2013/03/18/and-the-winner-is/
    Congrats and keep writing!

  12. I’m 41 and surviving so far. I will be checking on you from now on!

  13. Actually I’m not (yet) – I’m still 40. Senior moment already, oh dear.

  14. Reading your blog has inspired me to continue writing, so I’ve nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award!
    The rules for receiving this award are:
    1. Display the award logo on your blog.
    2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
    3. State 7 things about yourself.
    4. Nominate 15 other bloggers for this award and link to them.
    5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

    • Thank you so much! I am really surprised (and pleased). I’ve really been encouraged by your blog and enjoy each story that you have so eloquently shared! Thank you!

  15. Loved my visit to your blog! Thanks for the fun reading!

  16. Back to visit – Let me tell, you there are crises past mid-life: tee hee!

  17. Aww. I’m not too far behind you. My son is 12 years old. Looking forward to your future posts!

  18. I nominated you for the Liebster award. No pressure, but grab it if you’d like it:)

  19. life is beautiful despite its challenges. Its great that you are grabbing it and experimenting.

  20. Not there yet, but on my way… Turn 40 in a few weeks. I also have two kids and are right now in some stormy period of confusion and thinking. What’s next, where shall I go now and so on. But I starting to realize there’s not much to lose, just go ahead and do the stuff that feels right! Great to “meet” you:)

    • Nice to “meet” you too. You have some beautiful shots on your site, as well as you 365 blog. I’ve been trying to do a 365 challenge this year and it’s tough!

      I think you’ll enjoy 40 – I have so far! It’s good to take time for introspection as well as plan some things “for fun” while you’re still able! Happy Birthday a little early! 🙂

      • Thank you very much:) The 365 thing went well last year, this year I gave up… About life and age: I am on my way up and there are some hope for the future;) There will still be good times and bad times but maybe I will be more and more confident in myself with the years passing.

  21. Jenn, thanks for taking a look at Modes of Flight.

    By the way, have a ball!

  22. Hi Jenn!

    I was nominated for the “Liebster Award”. This award is meant to welcome (relative small) bloggers to the world of Blogging and I wanted to pass this honor on to you.

    If you accept the award, please “pass it forward” and nominate 3 to 11 other people for this award.

    There are a few rules if you accept this award which you can find them here: http://thegirlwhoclicked.com/2014/12/26/the-liebster-award/

    Basically the rules are: Answer the 11 questions I have written for you in my blog, state 11 random facts about yourself and nominate 3 to 11 other people for an award.

    Feel free to ignore this award if you are not into this sort of thing. The true purpose is to show my appreciation for sharing your world and how much I enjoy your blog! 🙂

  23. Great site love I your optimistic views. I will follow your journey.

  24. You’re a pretty cool Lady!

  25. Glad to have added you to my list of followed blogs. I love the diversity that blogging brings.

  26. First off, you are far to young to be having a mid-life crisis and always remember, your nest is half full! 😉

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