I love what you wrote. I’m currently in the ‘starting over’ phase of life. My husband of 25 years moved out about a month ago — no real surprise, but what his leaving has allowed me to do is reinvent myself. What an exciting time! Except now I need to figure out what I like to do, who I am, what to do next, and who to do it with.
Scary but also invigorating.
For once in my life, I do not have to answer to a spouse, parents, or anyone else I no longer want to deal with.
I can’t wait for the a-ha moments because, I’ll be honest, they’re not coming fast and furious. Talk about self-doubts at this point because the biggest issue now is I no longer want to waste any more time doing things I no longer want to do. As you mentioned, our time on this planet is finite, and I have more years behind me than ahead so tick-tock — I need the Cliff Notes edition of the new Catherine.
Sure, I like to garden but do I love it? Yes, I like to exercise and nutrition but enough to go back to school to earn a degree? Traveling is definitely in my wheelhouse but will I go alone?
So many questions, and I’m looking forward to the answers unfolding in the next couple months.