50 + 1 day

I had a lovely birthday – thanks to everyone for calls, texts, words, messages, flowers, gifts. It’s people that make our lives so rich and I have a circle around me of the very best people. I am truly blessed.

Today feels like a brand new page in a new notebook. (Oh, how I love a new notebook – the possibilities, the adventures, the words to come…) This 5th decade of mine is a new notebook in the story of my life.

The past 2.5 decades I was a busy mom – raising my boys- as a single mom, some years were so busy I think I blinked a missed them. I loved every minute. I was meant to be a mom. And I am the best version of myself because of that role. But I didn’t have a lot of time or energy to devote to me.

But now – there’s this space and my heart says, “It’s time for you. Your dreams, your passion, your life.”

And it thrills me. My creative soul is bursting with possibilities.

And so, I grab a pen, open the notebook, delight in the pages waiting to be filled…and begin the next chapter.

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  1. Hi Laura-Jeanne:

    I’m glad that you had a really good birthday. Turning 50 is a big deal. I think it is a turning point for most people where we look back to see how far we have come and where we are now and could potentially go. And yes, it is nice to finally get to that point where the kids are old enough that you can finally have some time for yourself and have some personal pursuits. For me, a big thing was to be able to claim the smallest bedroom upstairs once the older two sons moved out and the space was freed up. I finally had a space for a home office, my arts and crafts and sewing.

    I was having a social distance tea with a friend yesterday and we were remembering times about our boys when they were little. She has two young adult sons and I have my four. Between us, we have a hockey team almost. We realized that we didn’t miss the constant demands made on us for food, homework help, and transportation to games and practices but we did miss the simple times like reading a story, or just getting creative with them in some way. So we are awaiting grandchildren in hopes of having those times again. In the meantime we are both enjoying times for ourselves.

    They say sixty is the new fifty so I’m assuming fifty is the new forty….Enjoy the new decade!

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