At some point in the last couple of months, it seems like I finally grew up. Is this the second Saturn return taking effect? Who can say? I just know that I feel as if I found my place in the world and I intend to enjoy the heck out of it.
The village. I bloody love that. For some reason i see us all living in hut-like cottages, sharing resources. I'd come to your hut for plant medicine and help with my fur children. Maybe you'd come to my hut for washi tape and a bottle of homemade ink. Cheering you on, mate. ALWAYS ❤️
It’s being enough into our 50’s and well past menopause that allows for the space and the breathe to find ourselves. I’m v proud of you and love the paths towards your village xx
The village. So rich and inviting. I'm quietly cheering you on. And, I'm inspired. (Been navigating my seventh decade for seven months now. NOT gracefully or elegantly, but definitely with curiosity and a wee bit of defiance in the face of received expectations. OK, maybe more than a wee bit.)
Hello. I love your description of a village not being within the confines of map. This morning while I was practicing yoga, I closed my eyes and imagined who else was doing these same movements at the same time in all the world and believed (and felt) I was not alone. It felt so good. BTW I am 61, heading for 62 before 2022 is over and I am not ready to stop growing and learning and contributing and being curious. Life has just begun! I'd love to be in your village.
Thank you Jo, I found your post so inspirational. I have been in the same mindset but for me the cut off was 70 as I lost so many family members around that age. I am 53 and have a very small network of friends so my references have been limited and not always helpful. I've been through depression, anxiety and menopause pretty much alone but for the amazing support of my husband, my rock. Recently my mind has been similarly expanding past previous literal and perceived confines, seeing the richness of life and realising I have to go out and seek like minded people and positive experiences more. Your writing has come at the perfect time for me to see I'm on the right track but need to do far more to challenge and change long held perceptions of self and place. I look forward to seeing where it takes us both and wish you all the best.