Friday, January 15, 2016

Hello there, friend,

I've been thinking a lot about what you said about being in different places in our lives, as women and as mothers. Not long ago, I chatted with a friend about our entrance into middle adulthood. Our children are no longer babies and the older ones are off to school, navigating the educational system and new social situations. And us? We feel like we're plodding along day by day, doing the mundane work that keeps our lives and families afloat. It's not exactly what we pictured and yet here we are.

I am constantly amazed at how much I still have to learn about myself now. It feels imperative to slow down and listen to that small voice inside, to give it room to speak and guide me. In many ways, I wish I had learned to listen to it earlier in my life and I get curious about what that would have looked like. But I'm also curious about where it will take me next into this phase of middle adulthood and more into who I am.