Tag: writing life

How Michael Phelps and I Are Nearly the Same


Baltimore-based fiction writer Jen Grow competes exceedingly well in her event — the mid-life crisis.

Michael Phelps’s history-making races were exciting to watch, but all his success is taking a toll on my self-esteem. It’s dangerous when you are having a mid-life crisis to compare yourself to others, to Michael Phelps, for instance, or to Olympians in general.