Michael Rock’s Midlife Crisis Deepens
It's been quite the year for me, personally. I had a daughter graduate from high school (with all of the accompanying moments). Three months later, that same daughter moved out of my house and away to college. Fighting back tears during drop off? Yeah, that was the best.
I turned 50 last month, so there's that.
Now, I go to the eye doctor for a checkup and it looks like it's time for glasses.
Don't get me wrong, I'm grateful that glasses exist, and I also realize that a lot of people like them as a fashion accessory. In fact, I know people that don't even need to wear glasses, but they wear them anyway without a prescription.
But, for me, I'm just not a glasses guy. I feel like when I put on a pair of glasses I'm playing dress up. I feel like it looks like I'm wearing someone else's glasses. I'm sure it's just a matter of getting used to it.
Paul from Acushnet sent me a message on the Fun 107 app, "Michael, wait until you need bifocals. Those are fun, LOL." Luckily, for now, I don't need bifocals. Right now, I have astigmatism. I just need a little help driving at night, especially when I'm driving in areas where I'm not familiar.
On a positive note, Gazelle and Maddie both independently had the very same reaction to seeing me wearing the glasses I picked out. "You look like Ryan Reynolds," said Gazelle.
"OMG, I can't unsee it!" said Maddie.
The glasses make me look like a Hollywood star? Really? I don't see it, but I'll take it as a compliment. As a 50 year old dad who wears glasses, I'll take what I can get at this point.