As I write my present and plan my future, I contemplate my past
As I begin to pursue a fulfilled 2016, it may benefit me to know what I want, to begin again, as I journey through. Is this what retirement should be about? Is this what a new job or a new career can afford me? Does a new year give me that opportunity? Maybe.
But if I really could begin again, would I do things differently? What would I change, what would I do exactly the same?
I encourage you to begin to reflect on how you want to see your life. Redirection is a skill we can all incorporate. Contemplate the changes you can make. Change is progress.
As I write my present and plan my future, I contemplate my past. If I could rewrite any of it, my marriage would be a complete redo!
One cold morning in the early 90s on a city bus, I took inventory of exactly what I would do differently. Right in the middle of experiencing difficulty, I wrote about the change I desired. Hoping one day to get a do-over, I wrote about it.
I’m already thinking about remarriage.
I’m thinking about a brand new day.
A new way of life, with a man
Who understands my worth.
Not focused on my liabilities in times of contention.
Not to mention companionship and
Conversation on a continuous, not intermittent basis.
That is to say, I’m looking for a
Relationship of caring and sharing like concerns.
Able to discern love from obligation.
Feeling elated over a gesture from the heart.
I no longer want to be a part of a money exchange.
I want a wide range of opportunities,
Expectations and appointments kept.
And when it comes to slept, I don’t want
To wake up six out of seven mornings alone.