Reverse Mid-Life Crisis

I think I posted twice last year. I forgot my password and have almost forgotten exactly what to do back here. If you’re getting this in your email and wondering who I am, you’re not alone.

There’s a lot to catch you up on. I’ve been going through a reverse mid-life crisis:

  • November 1, 2012 : I stopped drinking Cokes. Cold turkey. Just stopped. Now it’s just water.
  • December 2012 : I sold my Harley.
  • I’ve been letting my bangs grow out. I’ve never not had bangs.
  • January 2013 : I started as a full-time employee with Proverbs 31 Ministries.

So while most people who go through a mid-life crisis start doing unhealthy things, buy a motorcycle or quit their job to pursue their dreams, I’m going in reverse.

The thing is I’m going through an identity crisis as well. I’m no longer a Coke addict. No longer a Harley Mama (though I still love riding with Duck on his motorcycle — I just don’t have my own anymore). No longer a business person.

I really am looking forward to the work I will get to be a part of at Proverbs, and I hope to have a little more time to blog than twice a year. Maybe I’ll even blog through a bit of my identity crisis ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh! And I picked my one word for the year. It seems to be the “thing” to do. My word is DISCIPLINE. Well, self-discipline but I don’t know if hyphenated words count as one or two. I don’t want to break the rules! I’m praying this year that God will show me how to be more disciplined with my time — spending time in my Bible, working diligently, and playing with my family. I’m even praying He’ll show me how to be more disciplined blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

So, how do you describe yourself? Who are you?

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  1. I’ve never liked to read. If anyone has any ideas that can help me I welcome. I have so many good study and scriptual book that I want to read but I’m overcomplulsive and get carried away and then I don’t know where to start. It becosmes so overwhelming that I burn myself out before I get started. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

  2. So glad things are going so well for you! And I hope you get “disciplined” about blogging. I always loved reading them and I’ve been missing them. One other thing you need to add to your list of things to be disciplined about is going to church. ๐Ÿ™‚ If you’re looking for a church that plays the kind of music you like, with a preacher that you like, that has a great youth program, etc. etc. — you won’t find it. Just look for a church where you can worship God. Love you!

  3. Congratulations on your new job and healthier lifestyle! It sounds like 2013 is off to a great start. I look forward to getting to know the new you as I had just met the old you right before you went incommunicado ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. YAY!!!! (Ok, so I agree with your mom — just had to get that out of the way!)

    I want you to write! I want to see what you have to say!!

    Oh I’m so excited! (And about the full time thing at p31!!!)

  5. Hey Sharon,

    You sound a lot like me! I have probably about 30 books on my shelf waiting to be read. But the most important book to read every day is the Bible. It should always be where you start. So pull out your Bible and just open it up somewhere and read a few verses, and I’ll do the same!

  6. You crack me up! So glad to see you are writing again. And going through the mid-life reverse somewhat-crisis thing. Or whatever. Just happy to see you are writing. And yes, I totally agree with mom. You should listen to your mother. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love you! and proud to be your friend.

  7. Lisa, it’s good to see you writing again and congratulations on your position with Proverbs 31. I’m sure you’ll be a great blessing to the ministry as you have been thus far. Looking forward to more of your posts this year.

  8. Glad to see you on the blog again! And huge congrats on the position at Proverbs 31!!!