Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Next Chapter.......

     My life isn't going according to plan, but then that is not a news flash.  I have been raising children for for 39 years, many of those years as a single parent.  This led to many opportunities to develop problem solving skills, determination and grit, allowing me to adapt to life's twists and turns. 
       I never gave much thought to retirement years as a single woman.  I had dreams of retirement years shared with a loving husband, shared income, and traveling and enjoying life..  (In my dreams wishes come true)  When this fairy tale foiled I eventually bought my house on my own and  embraced life with the animals and children. Life has never been dull.
       Yet I didn't plan on approaching retirement years single.  There is no time for a pity party,  rather I'll take the opportunity to do some reflection, soul searching and most of all discover a future path that suits me.  It seems so strange to consider what I want to do.  My life has always had a purpose.... what will my new purpose be.. Its time to start thinking about what comes next..  Am I ready for a new adventure?

Thought for the day:

 "Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake."   Henry David Thoreau