I have officially reached my mid life crisis

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Image courtesy of station-station.com

Well, this week I  think I have officially reached my mid life crisis. I am asking standup Comedians for advice.

I have friends a lot younger and funnier than I am who are brave enough on any given night to stand in that lonely place in a spot light and bare their souls in a hope that the audience find them funny.

Now if you are like me and lived your life in the shadows, thats a term I use for people who are less than comfortable in the spotlight but love to be around people who shine in that area, I have today had this random thought that maybe just maybe I could do this.

Now every normal person out there reading this will think why would anyone want to do this. My thoughts after what has to be said a few beers on a Friday night is that I want to make my heart beat a little faster and take myself out of my comfort zone.

Now I know this sounds like I have taken leave of what little senses but I do this every day of my working life. I am a lecturer and a producer, I have to educate, persuade and entertain classrooms full of students and clients alike.

So the optimist in me thinks rationally and I can box off the younger end however I think the folks I would struggle with the most are the bright young thirty somethings who will not have a clue what I am on about.

I meet these guys on a regular basis and when we have polite conversation (which usually means I roll my eyes at least once because of the naivety of some of these people) and they may feel as though I am criticising there achievements which I am not, I admire them for even trying in a world that is very critical of anyone who sticks there heads above the parapet.

So in this year that I am thinking of looking forward rather than backwards I need to start working on my material. So before the year is out I have set myself the challenge of having a go, even if I am rubbish at least I will have made my heart beat a little faster and you never know I might even be good at it.

As someone once said life begins at the end of your comfort zone.


One Reply to “I have officially reached my mid life crisis”

  1. Yeah, John. I am so happy to hear that you are pushing your frontiers. You have not lived life, if you have not moved out of your comfort zone.
    Please share your experiences.

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