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Bye, Bye Quarter life Crisis?

Is this true? Are we finally through it? Is this for real? Finally, battle scars are healed and there is a lull (total acceptance and contentment?)... The PAX period has arrived for my peer group. I think...

When we were younger, when we get together we talk about the future and of course, we talk about disappointments at work, their love lives, my non-existent partner and the world who just wouldn't understand. We are such idealistic fools! But now, here we are older, wiser? Not sure... but definitely tamer... and more at peace with who we are and where we are headed.

It's a cycle... every 10 years.. each of us encounters a period of warring emotions, sentiments and something that we can't describe nor pinpoint. Adolescent angst 15-16, then quarter-life from 22-26 then mid-life cris... 33-37 then the dreaded menopausal period between the age of 45-50 for women (maybe, later for men... yes, there is a thing as Male Menopause).

It's really what life is all about, "you win some, and you lose some". Detachment is necessary so you will not celebrate much on your successes nor wallow in despair for every disappointment. We must be like water or even air, to go with the flow. To follow the path of least resistance... the way of the Tao!

Our mantra: "To accept the things I cannot change; to have courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference." Amen!


Laughing right now... (or exceedingly sentimental)... while filling up some forms, I was writing my father's middle name (of course I know my mother's maiden name, it's also my middle name but I don't usually write my father's middle name). As I was finishing up on the third copy I realized that I was writing the wrong middle name (darn!)! I was writing the middle name of one of my crushes in high school! Imagine that! hihihi..


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