It's late the night before my 40th birthday and I'm lying awake watching FRIENDS reruns. They never get old, unlike...well, I don't feel old so I'll refrain from finishing that sentence and bumming myself out.
Life is good. Family, education, career -yes I've got it all. Are there times when I experience the cold chill of insecurity and regret? Yes to the former. As for the latter, the only thing I wish I'd done differently is start running a long time ago as opposed to just last month. But I figure if that's my one regret, I'm doing okay.
Usually I like to make big plans for the coming year. Start new projects, go on incredible adventures. This year though, I think it's going to be about patience and not trying to get too far ahead of myself. I'm in the "stay in school, don't rush things" phase of my world. Not a bad thing -especially if I can still squeeze in some great adventures.
Patience is is for parenting, writing the dreaded middles, and working toward an MFA degree. Patience is for personal growth and determination. It's for not giving up and finding yourself, once and for all, at forty.
What at do you need patience for? Are you embarking on an uncharted life journey? Tell me about it and let's support one another in the process. We've got this.