And miles to go before I sleep…
I’m wide-awake at 2AM
Loud thoughts are dancing inside my head
Now I understand what Robert Frost meant.
My thoughts won’t permit me to sleep
And yet I am tired.
I need to write
About a journey
About our journey.
Life is made up of many moments
That happen all too briefly
And in a flash are gone forever.
Whether joyous or tragic
They remain suspended in time
Trapped within our hearts
Tied up neatly with a bow
For us to remember.
These many, many moments
Are the fabric of our lives.
From childhood to childbirth
Friendship to friendship
Family here and suddenly gone,
This is who we are.
Today the winds of change continue to blow
But now the breeze is shifting to a new direction
Because midlife is a time of great metamorphosis
A time of passions realized, truths revealed and authenticity unveiled.
We are older, wiser and filled with excitement
About the moments that lie ahead
A new beginning
A second chapter
A chance to rediscover who we are.
A time to speak our minds
Let go of disappointments
And move forward.
We make our voices heard
Because we have a lot to say
And we add great value,
To a world that needs to listen.
Life springs us forward
With nothing to hold us back.
It’s our time now.
So sail into the breeze
Soar with the gentle winds
And enjoy every step of the dance along the way.
Forge new bonds
Discover enchanting adventures
And allow them to consume you
And enrapture you.
This is your time
This is our time
To be who we were meant to be.
Always curious what’s coming around the bend.
Let’s greet our challenges
Overcome our fears
And inwardly nod for a job well done.
Say good-bye to our innocence
And welcome to our wisdom.
Life will never be perfect
Challenges will always arise
But today we are more sure-footed
We are a community of like-minded women
And with our intelligence, savvy and compassion
What we say makes a difference to each other
What we do makes a difference to the world.
Read more from Cathy Chester on her blog, An Empowered Spirit