Standing on the brink of change, whether we want to be there or not.
Moving forward while looking back.
Longing for a sense of safety and fulfillment which can only come from within.
Mustering the courage to envision and then create something more.
Feeling dissatisfied enough with all that is familiar and predictable, to risk losing it.
Yes, we might feel a little pissed off that we are gaining weight, sweating profusely, and have lost the ability to sleep through the night. This seems unfair after giving our best selves to others for so long, but perhaps the ravages of middle-age are part of the transformation process every heroine must endure as she follows a calling to become her truest self.
There is so much letting go to be done at this age, yet so much possibility.
This is the nature of a quest.
It is distinctly uncomfortable –
and exciting – to find yourself wanting more.
The way is not clear and often feels impossible. There is no road map or guarantee. No one can promise that the treasure gained will be worth all that is given up in the process.
Whether you want more intimacy in your relationships, more fulfilling work, or more time to relax or be creative – you will set out on a quest to find it when the danger of remaining still outweighs the comfort of what is familiar and safe.