Yup- I’m on the other side of 50; a time to take stock and redirect. Using the roller coaster analogy, I am potentially on the other side of the hill. My mind is immediately drawn to my first serious coaster ride- the Cyclone in Coney Island. Essentially, the highlight of the ride is the slow ascent up the initial 85 foot hill. At the precipice of this climb is a post that reads “stay seated”. Gulp. The steep plunge that follows is a 60 mph drop, and after that, anticlimatic bumps. Double gulp. Surely the best that life has to offer is not behind me on that hill. I’m hoping my next 50 years more closely mirror the Expedition Everest attraction at Walt Disney World; after reaching the top of the mountain, you are thrust backward, in darkness, only to change direction once again, looping twice with twists and turns along the way. Life should continue to be a wild ride!
This blog will pull the threads of my journey “til now together- a means to share my experiences and loves, build a like-minded community and steel myself for the next drop. Thanks for the therapy!