I used to think that someday my life would settle down, that the way would be made plain and path made smooth. Someday I would live happily ever after.
Guess what? I’m 60 and I haven’t gotten there yet! Chances are pretty good that they never will.
And that’s OK. I have done a lot more in my life than I ever thought I would. I’ve been married almost 39 years to the same guy. I have a wonderful, supportive family. I’ve lived in a number of different countries. I have taught some wonderful students. I wouldn’t trade any of it. But now I find myself trying to see what the future holds for me. I don’t want to continue along the career path I have been on for the last decade. The question has become what I want to do now.
It’s an interesting time for me. I am not worried yet. I am trying to see what doors open. My son and I have almost finished the last major revision of the novel we are writing. I would love for it to sell, but there are no guarantees. I would love a job that would allow me to travel – preferably overseas – but so would lots of other people. I am pursuing at options and keeping my fingers crossed that one of them will work out.
It’s scary, but it is also fun. I will let you know how it all turns out.