Archive for January 22nd, 2008

Own It…At Last

There’s something I know about me. I’ve not been placed on this Earth to be alone in life.

I’ve gone from my parents home to college with my best high school friends to marriage at age 20. I’ve essentially never been on my own.

Until a couple years ago when, during my mid-life-find-myself identity crisis I moved out of a 20-year marriage and into my life. I am on my own for the first time in…ever. Alone but filled with a sense of self that I’d never known in the first-half of my life.

There are so many things that happened while on the course that brought me to this time in life when I can, once and for all, own it. Lots of decisions, not all good ones and certainly ones I’d love to have back. But damn. That’s all in the past.

The past is a good place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.”

This sums up how we live and where our focus belongs. Live today, live for tomorrow and let memories of the past guide us when needed to keep us from making the same mistakes again and again.



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