Welcome to fall, at least that’s what the calendar says. I am not sure the weather here in Houston has gotten the message yet.
This year I have the privilege of turning fifty, living in an empty nest, and actually following through on a list of plans I have, both personal and professional.
As a child, I thought fifty-year-old adults were ancient. I don’t feel ancient, in fact, I’m not even sure how it got here so fast. What I can say is that there is no substitute for life experience, and I feel incredibly fortunate. This may sound so obvious to my friends that have already passed this marker, but there is a wisdom that comes through living your years. I think it’s the more challenging times that I credit the most. For it’s in those challenging times that I have received some precious gifts.
Competence – because I didn’t know I could until I had to over and over again.
Peace – because there has been extended periods of chaos.
Confidence – because I didn’t know I could until it showed up and I still survived.
Heartbreak – because if there is no opening in the heart, how will the love get in or out?
Vulnerability – because I have less to prove, more to give, and I am okay with heartbreak
So here’s to accepting and allowing what’s to come and appreciating every moment, because if I have gained wisdom in anything, it’s that the moments are fleeting and you never get them back.
Come wish me Happy Birthday with your time and a hug. I’d love to see you at the studio, at any of the events listed below, (just keep scrolling,) or, at YouniverSoul Fest on October 19th.
I plan on celebrating for the rest of the year.