You are an inspiration and make me want to approach my sixties less gracefully! I feel the need to write but my current life is stifling creativity — to escape would mean abandoning responsibilities perhaps? Work, family, who knows…. I have however, recently sailed down the Nile and this stirred up a passi…
Kim, I wonder if the opposite is true. That your real responsibilities are to become a writer? If a current life costs us joy, I have to wonder if where you’re being called isn’t where you belong? I too have traveled down the Nile ( okay okay, AND I ate bad grapes at the damned market and got food poisoning hahaha but that’s besides the point) but later that same trip rode an AMAZING black stallion in Hurgadah. That was a lifelong dream. My guess? A spice in thehe Egyptian wind has tickled your nose and awakened something lying dormant. It’s called dreams…and perhaps you need to put a date on them, Kim. That’s what turns them into goals. But that’s just me. I think that your heart knows what it wants. Sometimes it takes travel to shake loose what’s really inside us. What song does the bird in your chest sing? I vote for exploring that answer like Lara Croft. After all…we only have this one life, and the sands are running through the hourglass. What do you deserve?
A life fully lived.
What does that look like?
Letting your bird fly, Kim.