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Pursuing my dreams vs. not dying penniless

I'm an engineer by training and by day, with a comfortable paycheck. My evening hobby has been Music Directing community musical theater. I recently took a weeklong masterclass/intensive that has made me realize that I need this to be a bigger part of my life. Can I take it to the next level and make it my job? [more inside]
posted by jeffjon on Feb 3, 2014 - 14 answers

 

Midlife crisis: Suggestions for a career path out of media?

I'm nearly 40 years old and by some measures, successful. I graduated from a top university and have been employed by major companies for nearly 20 years of my professional life. I've grown increasingly dissatisfied with my chosen career though, and I was hoping some of the wise minds here could give me some advice. Details follow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2014 - 6 answers

I am curious, pink

I'm having a tiny nervous breakdown and I think one thing that might help me feel better would be to make a radical change to my hair. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Sep 24, 2013 - 26 answers

36 year old with midlife crisis looking for advice

I got to a point in my life, where I need to look around and decide what to change. And although it may look as if I should have a lot of options and possibilities – I feel stuck. I would appreciate any comments from you – any hints, suggestions, ideas or stories how you overcame similar problems. I do need inspiration and I would be very thankful for any feedback from you. [more inside]
posted by dogbert on Jun 17, 2013 - 18 answers

Not Leaning In

Help me feel comfortable about not being very ambitious and reasonably happy on the mommy track. [more inside]
posted by Mrs Roy G Biv on Mar 28, 2013 - 34 answers

Snap Out of It Existence

This is somewhat of a fairly negative post, so let me apologize now. I have a lot of things to be happy about, and I am really struggling to feel happy. I should be grateful for all of the blessings I have, but instead I keep thinking about how much of my life has been wasted on fictional goals and trying to find something that I stand out in. [more inside]
posted by nidora on Jan 21, 2013 - 26 answers

Tips for a family-wide reset?

My wife (27) and I (30) are moving our small family (+2 year old son, -anything that won't fit in 6 suitcases) across the country to Portland, Oregon. In large part we're leaving all of our (supportive, loving) local family and friends looking for adventure and to consciously decide the sort of people we will be (Along with a serious upgrade of location from suburban Central Florida). Have others done a similar reset with themselves or their entire family? Any recommendations on how to be loving and charitable to family and friends while you are leaving and enjoying the next phase? Or pointers on how to meet and embrace a new set of friends and "family"? [more inside]
posted by stickwithjosh on Jan 15, 2013 - 18 answers

ISO humorous comebacks to midlife crisis jokes.

What are some witty comebacks I can use when being accused of having a midlife crisis? [more inside]
posted by Beti on Oct 29, 2012 - 43 answers

How do you get over all the reasons not to make things?

Hope this isn't triggering or anything, but I've got a ton of immediately convincing reasons to never open my mouth or pick up my guitar. Is anyone's up for contributing to my list of less-than-persuasive counterarguments? [more inside]
posted by nelljie on Oct 21, 2012 - 37 answers

I don't know what to be when I grow up... for the 5th or 6th time.

I desperately need to take my career in another direction, but my degree, training and experience are ridiculously specific. Is it the right time for grad school (again)… or something else? Help me think outside the box. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 8, 2012 - 5 answers

Finally my midlife crisis is appropriately timed - coming to terms with mediocre life prospects

I think I need to give up on my dreams and sell out. I don't feel like I can get on board with it emotionally and I think it's interfering with my chances at any kind of success. [more inside]
posted by Luke Skywalker on Sep 11, 2012 - 36 answers

Purchasing a mid-life crisis

I'm pretty sure am asking a question that has been well answered for The most part before. For the first time in 25 years i've wanted to purchaser a new auto,specifically the John Cooper Works Mini Clubman. Is the john cooper package wroth it compare to the regular Clubman or Cooper S C (sorry don.t care about MPG) How do I negotiate the best price. Thanks .
posted by Carbolic on May 9, 2012 - 15 answers

The world is full of infinite possibilities - but how do I choose?

I have a timeline, a rough plan, various ways to get out of financial entanglements, but I need a purpose and I'm spoiled for choice and I need to figure out how to find out who I am and what I want to do (Yes, very much mid-life crisis-ville). [more inside]
posted by kalessin on Feb 7, 2012 - 11 answers

How to deal with wife's midlife crisis?

As a husband, how do I deal with my wife's midlife crisis? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 20, 2011 - 34 answers

I am terrified I am going to lose my husband.

I don't know what to do. Is my marriage doomed? My husband loves another woman and says he loves me too. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 28, 2011 - 75 answers

Who is the next Grandma Moses?

So I'm looking for stories of people who took up art or some other interesting practice later in life, say after 40, and did really well at it. Grandma Moses is the typical example of late-life artistic accomplishment. Are there others we might not have heard of? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Sep 20, 2010 - 21 answers

GSOH preferable but not essential

32 year old web developer seeks new job before this one drives him insane. Where can I go from here...? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2010 - 3 answers

What career now?

What field am I supposed to be in? I always tested very well, went to an Ivy League school and got both computer science and liberal arts degrees... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2009 - 6 answers

I'm sure there's greener grass over there.

On hiatus from the rat race. What now? [more inside]
posted by RobotVoodooPower on Oct 14, 2009 - 6 answers

PhD Pi or Blueberry Pie?

Get a PhD by 50, or go to pastry school? I'm having a midlife crisis and am considering returning to school instead of launching another business. (Launching another business is already in the planning stages, but no hard commitments have been made.) I've been accepted to a graduate program for neuroscience that will let me do masters work and doctorate work at the same time. On the other hand...culinary school is calling to me...daring me to become a pastry chef. [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Aug 8, 2009 - 45 answers

Is a convertible BMW 3-series too midlife-crisis for a 20-something guy?

Is a convertible BMW 3-series too midlife-crisis for a 20-something guy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 14, 2009 - 42 answers

You've told me I need therapy; what type?

Help me determine how best to go out seeking therapy so I can improve my life. For example, what type of therapist should I get (psychologist? life coach? psychiatrist? other?) and how should I approach it to get maximum benefit? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 13, 2009 - 15 answers

Custom cases for custom nerf guns

How can I make a really cheap foam-lined case for a nerf (or other) rifle? [more inside]
posted by MysticMCJ on Jan 6, 2009 - 9 answers

I can tell you how to make your site better! Really!

How do I go about marketing myself as a usability expert? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Dec 4, 2008 - 8 answers

help teach an old bag some new tricks

So I'm 40, what next? [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger on Jul 31, 2008 - 27 answers

Pimp my job

I need career advice on how to become a graphic designer when I'm already a grown up. Bonus & intertwined question: can you help me see if I am on the path toward being screwed at my current job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2008 - 6 answers

midlife crisis?

Recommended reading for midlife crisis/moral quandary? [more inside]
posted by InkaLomax on Nov 24, 2007 - 16 answers

Transitioning from corporate wonk to school teacher?

I have worked in human resources for 15 years (financial services and biotech industries) as a a manager/senior manager and am feeling a bit burnt on the office experience. I very much value the experience of providing counseling and training because I enjoy the process of problem solving with another person. Here's the question... I am 41 and considering going back to school, getting my teaching certificate and bailing out of corporate life. Has anyone else gone through the corporate office to school teacher transition? What was it like? What hadn't you anticipated?
posted by Mmothra on Aug 24, 2007 - 7 answers

Midlife crisis - what to do about school

Where is age 38 in regards to college and professional career tracks in the US? Does this tip towards the young or old side of the fulcrum? [more inside]
posted by chef_boyardee on Jul 18, 2007 - 13 answers

Am I marketable for a career change?

Pre-mid life crisis. Early 30's male with a strong desire to travel, but constraints of life make it hard to do. Want to consider a career change that involves international traveling as a part of it. (a lot more inside. Come on in though, it's a good read) [more inside]
posted by wile e on Jun 6, 2007 - 21 answers

Are Harleys for poseurs only?

Are Harley-Davidsons for poseurs and mid-life crisis yuppies only, or can low key folks like me ride on without fear of getting that stigma assigned to them too? [more inside]
posted by Tommy Gnosis on Apr 23, 2007 - 36 answers

Money Changes Everything

EightiesFilter: Where can I buy LEGAL song downloads of slightly(?)-out-of-the-mainstream eighties artistes like The Brains, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Tonio K., The Church ("The Unguarded Moment" full band studio version) for my iPod? [more inside]
posted by ZenMasterThis on Oct 16, 2006 - 10 answers

Where do old webgeeks find a mentor?

I'm in my mid-30s and am feeling like I need to find a career/professional mentor. But I'm a mid-career (7+ years) web designer/producer. How do I find a mentor in a field that's not much older than my job? [more inside]
posted by dw on Oct 7, 2006 - 7 answers

2 cycle, 2 wheel, 2 be prepared...

What does a new moped owner need to know? [more inside]
posted by QIbHom on Sep 3, 2006 - 14 answers

Help me move to India

Thinking of moving to India for an extended period of time - has anyone here done this? [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Aug 13, 2006 - 10 answers

dressing like a grown-up

Fashion-eye for the middle-aged guy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2005 - 22 answers

Should I be a nurse?

Should I go back to school to be a nurse? [more inside]
posted by smartyboots on Aug 1, 2005 - 13 answers

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