In recent years, after decades of being a bit of an ‘inside guy’, I’ve well and truly fallen in love with Mother Nature and the outdoors. And it’s fundamentally changed many aspects of my life. In fact, it’s difficult to imagine an area of my life it hasn’t affected in some way. From the food I eat, to the car I drive to the clothes I wear.
I suppose some might call these changes a ‘mid life crisis’, only without the sports car. In fact, for me, it’s been the other way around as I’ve parked my convertible and traded it for a much more sensible and durable SUV. But then, I’ve always thought the term ‘mid life crisis’ was unnecessarily negative anyway, and preferred the term ‘mid life re-evaluation’. Which is a good thing, right? Who wants to go through life without ever re-looking at whether their choices are still relevant and leading to an authentic, fulfilling life? Not me, that’s for sure.
All sorts of things I once may have been tempted to label ‘crazy’ are now a regular part of my life. Including my friends. It turns out crazy attracts crazy, and I’m now fortunate enough to also have some awesome friends in my life who are just my kind of crazy, so I’m not out there on the trails before sunrise on my own.