"You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?"
"You may ask yourself, how do I work this?"
"You may ask yourself, am I right, am I wrong?"
"You may ask yourself, my God, what have I done?
Questions posed in David Byrne's song, Once in a Lifetime.
I am potentially halfway between birth and death. I'm somewhat startled and completely humbled by this fact. At forty-four years of age, I have arrived in this middle place of my life and I'm just now beginning to understand what living from my center truly means. Here, in this middle place, a loud unraveling of who I've been occurs simultaneously with a quiet revealing of who I'm becoming. As I ponder my own existence, my being in the world, and begin to give voice to what stirs me awake and shakes me to my core, I want to engage with others who are on a similar path. Mid-life contemplation and exploration can feel very disconcerting at times as we ask deeper questions of ourselves and consider how we want to live the next half of our lives. I believe sharing our experiences help us journey through the mystery and certainty of life together.
The world needs more intimate story-telling that connects us to our center and reminds us we're not alone.
This is it.
I will share the stories of my life that matter most.
I will savor every sweet moment of what is instead of constantly craving what's next.
I will live life from the middle place, the center of my being.
I will unravel and reveal myself.