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Dear Future, I Expected More

Dear Future, you have totally let me down. Lucky enough to live into the 2000’s,

I must admit, I expected more. Even back before the Millennium, I scratched my head wondering where the flying cars were.

But now? In 2021? Come on. A worldwide pandemic? People claiming ballot boxes are rigged? Postal slowdowns during an election? Bicycle riding is even back in vogue! Entire families are pedaling around my neighborhood! It seems like we’ve collectively gone back in time. Biden is in the White House and Ben and Jen are back to being Bennifer!

We have a rover on Mars but no sign of any little green men. Of course, Elon Musk is figuring out how to live on Mars because we are making this planet uninhabitable.

It’s like the end of a marriage. That future life will not be happening. No sitting on matching rocking chairs on a front porch. No Retirement years. Perhaps no actual retirement at all.

It’s weird to think back on the future the Ex and I would have when we were 30 years away from it. Who knew we would not be a couple at 60?

That we would not speak or see each other or even wonder what the other was up to? It’s like we live on different planets. He could be headed for Mars for all I know.

Here I am. Living in that future which was such an unknown. Doing better than just fine. Happier than I’ve ever been. Fruitful days. Lots of accomplishments. Not worried about future events because I’m old enough to realize that I don’t know what’s ahead. And that’s ok. Except of course, for the flying cars.

We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together! 

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