As a woman living in middle America, in mid-life, (really? Yes, it happened that quickly!) on an unplanned, extended (but very much needed) sabbatical I realize that I would like to change a few things in my life, in my world.
In recent years I have married, divorced, dated on-line, completed a dissertation, 2 marathons, and sat through a hurricane by myself (not necessarily in that order.) I bring that up not to say “woo hoo look at me” but rather let you know that I know a thing or two about change, determination, survival, and dare I say… thriving. I’ve had an incredibly interesting life, even for someone twice my age. But alas, this leads to me to my current and very high-class problem… the last big “life-changing” goals have been done… but the journey isn’t over. In fact, I think it may have just begun… only where to? The stepping stones, and bus stops, and launch pads on the journey have all found me here… wondering what’s next?
Not to say that I’m a Type-A kind of person always striving… I’m not, at all. Yes, I’ve done a few things, but I can lay on the beach with my toes in the sand just as well as the next person. But the thing is… all the interesting things, the adventures, etc., were part of the journey on the way to somewhere. I thoroughly enjoy the journeying… but you have to set out in a direction, even just to get to happily ever after.
That being said, I don’t think that I am very different from many other people right now. Re-thinking life, direction, wants, and needs seems to reach beyond just me standing in the aisle at the local mega-mart staring at all of the containers and organizers wondering which ones will figure it all out and make sense of it all. (If there is one out there that will answer all of my questions, please share!) It is thoughts like these, (and the adventures-in-dating stories) that have amused friends, acquaintances, and the “yoga-girls,” and suggested that I start a blog…
So, as I set out on this adventure, (To find the next adventure?) I figured I would bring along some company… are you up for it?