What the future holds is up to us, if we position ourselves correctly.
Meaning if we set good, decent, meaningful long-term goals, we are in a much better position for a good and decent harvest.
Midlife is harvest time for many. Why wouldn’t it be, right?
And we reap what we sow.
And patience is strength.
And please do not wait too long to give yourself permission.
The midlife peace that’s possible is actually quite staggering. Literally embarrassed to talk about it. But writing helps.
If you regularly write, you know this.
If you’ve overcome addiction, you know this.
If you honor your body and take care of it well, you know this.
If you’ve become more concerned with your work as art versus status, you know this.
If you’ve come to gripes with your mortality in an inspiring way, enabling you to live each day with conscious purpose, you know this.
If you know that it truly is in the giving that we receive, you know this.