Today is my birthday and I am leaving behind a decade to begin a new.
Change has always been difficult for me.
Today feels symbolic because the decade I am leaving was the most difficult ten years of my entire life.
While in it, all I wanted most was to run away!
Yet today I feel frightened to go.
I created my own private ceremony to say good-bye.
I knew exactly where.
First to count so many delicious blessings that surprised me through all the tribulations.
It feels holy inside my willow fort…so first I enter there.
Then on with my secret ceremony.
There it is–the symbolic gateway to a new time.
As I get closer I hesitate, holding on to what I know.
I don’t want to go forward.
I feel frightened of the unknown.
But I do not have a choice…
I heave a heavy sigh.
Good-bye ten years.
Then step through…where a new story is waiting to happen.
Happy Birthday Jen.