A Long Break


I have missed my blog, my writing and the writing community that has given me ongoing support. So thank you, I have missed you and I’m back. It’s been a very interesting year and one with many insights, epiphanies and transitions. I continue with all three. In fact, I started a little book on my epiphanies and it’s about everyday stuff, that often goes unnoticed. I just stopped to notice this time, with no background noise and no one whispering in my ear. They are my thoughts, my opinions, my take on it and no one else gets a voice. Unless I want them to.

I realize that I am no longer afraid of the unknown. I used to be so goal oriented. I wanted to get there, wherever there was, I don’t know, but I was told to strive towards it anyway. That was a mark of success. At least in western society. It was always the next goal and then the next and then I could stop, be happy, exhale, and feel a sense of achievement, until the next one ran its course and me. It’s what I would call the final goal, but the final goal never comes, does it ?  Not unless you’re dead.

The crux of my thinking is life is a continuum and should be. Who wants to stop learning ? Stop gaining wisdom ? Who wants to stand still and go nowhere ? Even when someone’s on a treadmill, they’re still moving. They’re really standing still, not going anywhere.  It’s the machine that keeps moving. You just need to move with it. And that’s what I figure life is. Moving with it. And that’s what I’m trying to do. Move with the energy of the universe. Move with what speaks to me. Move with inspiration, what does and does not feel good. I have made no plans for the future, other than to write and do the basics in order to survive and be comfortable.  Eventually though, life will offer me a variety of situations, circumstances and choices. And it doesn’t matter if I’m looking at the goal or not. So, I’ll get to choose from the banquet either way. As long as I stay open and I usually am.

As a great saying goes, “I do the legwork. The universe provides the outcome.”  So, I figure it this way- if I just show up, it’s all good. When I have passion, excitement and enthusiasm, I am always provided for, often, more than I originally imagined.

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About aboomersvoice

First and foremost, I'm a baby boomer and damn proud of it. The ones reading this post survived. Some didn't..We are the generation that crashed through barriers, broke through the norm and made our own rules. We paved the way for others to follow their bliss. One of the largest breakthroughs was probably equal rights and opportunities for women. Thank you Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan. We burned our bras, well, most of us did. We marched against politics we didn't believe in, staged protests not knowing we could easily be silenced by a bullet, experimented with drugs, meditation and guru's. We traveled with backpacks across the country and throughout the world..We had a voice. We had a choice. We had a mission. We had freedom and we were united. I am a writer, traveler, explorer, observer and participant in life. I am part of the expansion of baby boomers who still believe in the original message of peace and love. Take this journey.with me. Who knows where it will take us next ?
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