When Did Mid-Life Pass Me By?

I am in my forties. That realisation just hit me although I am four years into it already. I have never dreamt of this day, dreamt of living to this age. Forty was so far in the future when I was in my teenage years. Forty still seemed far away when I was in my twenties. I never thought about it when I was in the thirties. Now here I am!

Where have all the years gone to, three decades of them? It felt like such a short while ago when I was a teenager living life dangerously. Mid-life has whizzed past without me noticing. Despite determining to do it, I did not live life fully in the twenties and thirties. I feel that if I do not live life fully now, I may never know what it really is like. Most of all, I owe it to Wuan to make our lives together meaningful.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.