One year ago today I started writing Boomer Connection. For the longest time my kids pointed out I never spoke about myself, and they really wanted to know what it was like to grow up in the 50’s, and come of age in the 60’s. As I entered this leg of my journey, I realized if I was going to leave something for them and my grandchildren, I had better get it in gear, and put those memories in writing before too much more time slipped away.
Allowing myself to revisit the past, or muse over events of today, has been an exercise in laughter, tears, longing, relief, sorrow, gratitude, and so much more. Most of all it has been a profound realization that those who have been a part of the we of me, and now are gone; or those who still are in my life today, never really leave. We do not journey alone, and there is a comfort knowing those people and places I love now, and have loved from a time long ago are still with me.
The way of it is we all are connected. There is a common thread, and it is our privilege to share who we are, where we have been, and how we accomplished it with so little to go on; wishing, hoping, knowing, guessing, and putting one foot in front of the other every single day, no matter what, is how we have advanced toward our destiny. We all are different, yet so much the same. And I am thankful to write and be read by people who appreciate my words, or not. Even if someone has yelled at me in a response, I say thank you. We connected, even though my blog was jettisoned from their Reader that day. It’s all good, and the result is we move forward in authenticity as writers, and as fellow travelers on our life path.
So, I say happy anniversary to me! And thank you for sharing in my journey; I cannot think of a better companion to have along the way than you!