I have a confession to make. I’m not a virgin blogger. I had a site for several years called “The View From Here- Confessions of a middle-aged, moderately depressed person”. It was funny (at least I and a few readers thought so… Brad never really thought so). Once in a while I said serious things. But mostly it was funny. It’s still up, but I haven’t maintained it for about 2 years. I went back and reread some stuff that I wrote and thought I really was funny…what happened??!.
I’ll tell you what happened. 40. Within weeks of turning 40 I lost my ability to read anything close up; I lost part of my hearing; I lost much of my short term memory; and apparently, I lost most of my humor.
For LOTS of reasons, 40 was painful for me. To say I hated it is an understatement. I’m almost 42 and have comes to terms with some of it…but not the humor thing. Will it come back?
I have Red Hat ladies who frequent my shop, and they’re not funny. There is nothing funny about old ladies meeting together so they all wear their red hats, drink coffee & spend money.
Is that my destiny? Or will I digress and be like a teenager in constant angst? What are my options? I’ve tried to be funny since turning 40 and it just doesn’t work. Will it come back now that my heart is lighter? When I turn 50? 60?
I’m looking for answers, people. The problem is, you’re all younger than me and have no idea what I’m talking about…