Posts by Eric Welsh

I have worked most of my life in warehousing and transportation and since 2008 also as a personal trainer. After turning forty I began a transformation of every part of my physical and spiritual life and became a runner. My blog “From Flabby to 50(K) and Beyond Taking back my life” can be found at www.ewelsh723.blogspot.com.

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Are You Too Busy to Enjoy Your Life?

“It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?” ~Henry David Thoreau

I was slipping deeper into a dark spiral after my fortieth birthday, looking for anything to grab onto and pull myself out of the darkness. Some said I was having a midlife crisis, but I believe it was actually the beginning of an awakening for me. For the sake of argument, I’ll call it a midlife awakening.

This by no means meant that I understood the meaning of life and was all of a sudden enlightened and happy—quite the …