“She trusted her path and kept walking toward the light.” ~Jennifer
Some days it feels like I’m moving so slowly; almost like wading through molasses. I’m not where I thought I would be ten years ago, but I know I’m on the right path. I’ve taken risks and gone on amazing adventures. I’ve also been stubborn and therefore had to learn a few lessons the hard way. I’m not in the career that I spent most of my life preparing for. I actually changed course rather drastically and followed my heart, even when it made no logical sense.
I married relatively late and had my children at thirty-eight and forty, so my husband and I are now in the midst of life with little ones. It’s messy and hectic and frustrating and adorable. It’s also very hard to get things done! But that’s the thing: my life is no longer about just getting things done. It’s about appreciating each day rather than always projecting into the future. It’s about soothing today’s tears and enjoying the giggles. It’s seeing the light shining through my daughter’s hair, and witnessing the sparkle in my baby boy’s eyes. It’s about loving myself right where I am, even though I’m still carrying ten of the forty-five pregnancy pounds I gained this time. I don’t think I could breastfeed my son without them, so I’m okay with the fact that my clothes are a bit tight for now. At least my shoes fit! I pulled these red boots out of the closet for this photo. My daughter loves to clomp around in them and play dress-up. Me too! I secretly refer to them as my superpower boots. I bought them many years ago from an old woman who used to wear them to Red Hat Society meetings. I like knowing where these boots have been, and I know that they have many places to go yet.
It’s a good thing I love to learn, because I’ll always be learning in this life. I must admit that part of me does miss teaching. At some point, I’ll be ready to launch e-courses. When? I don’t know quite yet. But I do trust that as long as I keep walking toward the light, I’ll always be at the right place at the right time.