This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm hoping Sam responds to your question, but could you give us your definition of "mid-career crisis"? I know for me, that phrase suggests the phrase "mid-life crisis". Unfortunately, it's hard to beat the "middle" because we'll all eventually get there, but I think we can certainly beat the feelings of the mid-career crisis.