“Be brave and take risks… You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.”
― Roy Bennett
It has been a little while since I wrote my last post. I was in a rut lately and lost the momentum to march forward. I read some of my earlier posts today in hope of finding that fire within not too long ago to start this blog. I don’t know if I found ‘it’ but I did feel a renewed energy to continue. This is another year of change for our family. Our youngest will be graduating high school in a month and moving out to attend college in September. I am happy that both our children found their passion and creating their own paths. I feel as though my work is done, or I should say as done as can be because a parent’s work is never done no matter how old your children are and how far they are from you.
Very soon we will be joining the ranks of the empty nesters. One of the toughest decisions is probably to sell our house. This is the house that my children grew up in and had many get-togethers and celebrations with our family and friends. My daughter recently texted me to warn her before we sell so she ‘can be mentally prepared.’ However, once that decision settles, the thought of moving is actually very exciting. It symbolizes a new chapter in our lives and we can build a home wherever we go as long as we are there for each other.
“Things don’t provide us with joy; it is experiencing the thing that brings us joy.”
― Melissa Heisler, From Type A to Type Me: How to Stop “Doing” Life and Start Living It
We will also be entertaining the idea of moving out of the country for work opportunities. Hopefully, I will be able to take some time to explore the endless possibilities out there sometime in the near future and continue my new found passion for rock climbing and mentoring the younger generations.
The future is full of unknown and excitement but I am ready for it. Thank you for your patience and continued support. I will continue to share with you my life journey of exploration, self-discovery, and celebration.