“And so we turn the page over/ To think of starting. This is all there is.” John Ahbery
“I didn’t get my first show until I was 45. If I could tell you anything, I would tell you that you have time.” Agnes Martin
“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold/ your own myth…” Rumi
I don’t know when or how it started but there it is, we feel like we need to do everything right now. We feel this intense pressure to accomplishing everything in this instant! What we need to realize is that our lives are like a novel. There are many chapters. Right now we are living only one chapter and soon we will move on to the next. Are you enjoying and putting your energy in the NOW- in the chapter you are writing this moment? What chapter are you living? Is it the raising small children chapter? Is it the messy getting a divorce chapter? Is it the changing career chapter? Sure you may want to change some things and you can take steps to do so but it all does not have to be done now. Relax and enjoy where you are at. Often I hear,”But I am getting older and I won’t have time…” There are very few things that age prevents you from doing. We underestimate what we can accomplish over a lifetime and we overestimate what we can accomplish this week! My challenge to you is to decide what chapters you want in your life story. Accept that fate may give you a few others. Focus and love the chapter you are in now and trust that it is preparing you for your next chapter.
1. What do you wish to accomplish during this chapter of your life?
2. Are you trying to stuff too much into this chapter at the expense of enjoying it?
3. Are you letting limiting beliefs of aging get in your way of planning your next chapter?
4. What can you take out of this chapter that is stressing you and add to this chapter that will bring you joy?
“When you are ready to go from burned out to fired up!”