Today is my forty-fourth birthday, yay!
I stand on the brink of
Major rebirth as I contemplate moving
I don’t know if I want
To do it, but I must
Yet I as I look back
At my life I do realize
That every unwanted event has brought
Unexpectedly wonderful consequences, beautiful gifts even
I didn’t want to leave California
For graduate school, but Yale delivered
Me a cute, sweet, intellectual boy
Who then became my dear husband
I didn’t want to have a
Miscarriage but the change in timing
Produced my charming and debonaire Jonah
I didn’t want to move to
Northampton with no job or friends
Yet I became pregnant with Layla
Eventually found great work, and discovered
The happiest of all valleys (truly!)
I didn’t want to get divorced
Yet it led me to new
Heights of personal satisfaction and happiness
And I became the peaceful divorcee
Harmonious co-parent and a blogger extraordinaire
Time has brought me the wisdom
To know that I will thrive
And that behind the next door
I open stands an exciting future.
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This post on wisdom is brought to you by Six Word Fridays. Last week I wrote about erasing the past. This week I write about learning from it. Luckily I have the wisdom to know that I can pick and choose whatever truth suits me at the moment.
I spent part of my birthday cleaning out my closets and drawers to create some new energetic space in my life. Luckily I have the wisdom to know that I don’t really need all those clothes :).
For my birthday I gave myself the gift of blogging: I renewed my annual hosting contract so that I can continue to connect with all of you wonderful people. Thanks for your many contributions to the last year.