Permission to choose authentic life over 50

Permission to Choose

“Time does not give one much leeway: it thrusts us forward from behind, blows us through the narrow tunnel of the present into the future. But space is broad, teeming with possibilities, positions, intersections, passages, detours, U-turns, dead-ends, one-way streets. Too many possibilities, indeed.”

Susan Sontag, Under the Sign of Saturn: Essays
Solo journey to an authentic life

Time marches on, but we can choose the direction. Give yourself permission to choose. Choose happy. Choose grateful.

I’ve crossed my share of bumpy roads. Stumbled down dark paths. Made lots of wrong turns. But I believe there’s never a wrong time to take the right path.

Time has marched on. It’s been two years since I gave myself permission to choose a new direction at 59, and I haven’t looked back. Things may not work out. Unexpected problems have arisen. Changes may need to be made. But I’m feeling grateful today for possibilities.

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  1. Thanks for sharing the quote and the words of wisdom. In the true spirit of giving, let me share one with you. “As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others”. – Marianne Williamson, author



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