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mid-life crisis, i believe

A letter to a friend I reconnected with from 20 years ago:

I've probably been putting off writing you, because I'm going through a difficult time right now and didn't want to burden you. But I feel the need to write to you and [Mrs. Z], so here you go. Please let this be between us only.

As a couple, [Mr. F] and I are doing great. I, however, am in a period of angst. I need change in a big way. Thankfully, [Mr. F] is extremely supportive. Though it's been interesting to see how the newspaper business transitions from print to internet, I'm feeling really tired of ... I guess ... being with this paper. Being in this town. Being in snow. Yes. And in cold, cloudy climate. Newspapers on the 'net sounds awesome. For goodness sakes, I've been harping at higher ups to make the move, make the move, since the internet became public. Yeah, I understand the whole ad revenue thing. Newspapers have to downsize and change dramatically. My own need for change doesn't have to do with the newspapers' need for change. Not sure what I want to do.

We're been saving more and brainstorming and looking at places to move. And attempting to de-clutter. We have a big old house, too. It's amazing how quickly we filled, then overfilled the place. I'm trying to get back to basics. We've given ourselves a year to make a decision. Of course, we're both impatient. I'm extremely impatient. Want to make a decision and act on it right now! Yet, taking the time is wise. Maybe something wild and crazy will happen before the year is up and we have to make the decision more quickly.

Going to a warm Third World country sounds appealing. Teach English or painting. [Mr. F] could design and build houses.

O.K, there you have it.

My best to you and [Mrs. Z] and your fast-growing cuties.


Jun. 30th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
Hi Kirsten,

I love how you couple your note with this particular usericon.

Duluth could be cool, but maybe too cool ... freezing and snowy for me. Otherwise, I'd say "yes!" right away. :)

We could always come and visit you. That would be nice. Mr. F has a very good friend (and his family) in Afton, just south of the Twin Cities. We could see all of you!
Jun. 30th, 2008 02:49 am (UTC)
hihi! i like uploading icons that i can use with my expressions.


ohhh! afton! i camped there a lot in high school, not too far from where i grew up.

tis not that cold ;-) but then again why do you think a lot of babies are conceived during winter. hehe.

hope your well! loves
Jun. 30th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)

definitely temperature is relative.
i grew up in the desert.

have spent most of my life in cold, snowy climate.
i think i'm ready to go back to warmer, not so humid climes.

deep down and at surface level, i'm a whimp!
Jun. 30th, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)
id melt in the desert, i really would, so i understand

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