Well, here it is the end of September already, and we in this part of Canada are wondering where our summer went and how did it get away so quickly.As I have said before, I am no longer working at the job I have had for the past 25+ years and thought the "time off" would stretch out in front of me like the endless horizon of the Atlantic (or Pacific) Ocean. On the contrary, it seems as if every day has been filled to the brim. There has been the odd day with nothing planned that has been used to catch up on (a) housework (b) sleep/rest or (c) reducing my ever growing " to do" list.
What I have done though, is spend time reflecting on who I am ( need much more time for this one), what a wonderful part of the world I live in, and what can/should I do with the rest of my life!
OK, so this is a bit heavy for the type of post I usually put together, so will try to keep it light and simple. ( this works best for me, hope it does for you too!) I explain best when there are visual accompaniments..... they are better than words, or at least the kind of words that I generally use.
I have chosen 4 pictures that best explain what I am trying to convey.
There is still a lot of our beautiful life stretched out before me. This spectacular view and the next two pictures are on the Fundy Trail in New Brunswick.
I also know that life is not always easy or simple and often we face an uphill climb. Thankfully such tasks are still within the realm of possibility for me. Just in case you are wondering, this particular climb consists of horizontal 2x4 boards strung together with wire cable. There are 59 of them, according to my sister , I however, was too busy hanging on and lifting one foot after the other!!
Now the conundrum that plagues me is what path in life , if any, should I pursue. While still on the Fundy Trail, we detoured to a very old (1700's) graveyard and this path led from there..... how ironic!
After careful consideration, or to coin an over used phrase, "at the end of the day", my life will most likely progress that way it has for the last number years...... one day at a time, with hope and optimism!