Saturday, February 13, 2010

Now What?

I've always been good at setting goals, accomplishing them, and then asking myself, "Now what?"  All my life, it seemed like there was so much to choose from. I'd look around, identify a new goal, and set about accomplishing the next thing. Again and again.

This system has produced a pretty good life. I've done most of what I set out to do. I have been married, raised children, enjoyed multiple careers, remodeled houses and gardens, built friendships, traveled, laughed, cried and everything in between. And now, having recently passed my landmark 60th birthday, I find myself asking again, "Now what?"

Only this time, I have no answer. I don't know what is coming next.

Initially, I felt uncomfortable without some focus to define me. I'm an American, after all, and we DO things. But now I am beginning to make my peace with this awkward goal-less place. More and more, I am beginning to enjoy just being, as I've titled this blog, "Where I Am Now."

I don't plan to write about any particular subject. I expect my posts to be simply what occurs to me at the time, in those future "Now" moments. I am looking forward to seeing what I will be inspired to write.