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Do-overs & Revisions ala Wally Lamb

“Learn to Love Revision” – Wally Lamb

When we are kids, we always want, a “do-over.”  And we are allowed one.  We are just learning, and who really gets anything right on the first try?  Then we grow up and we hold ourselves to different standards.  We stop believing in do-overs.  We pressure ourselves to get everything right the first time.  No matter what life throws us, for some reason we think we should be experts.  No do-overs for us!

And then something happens that we didn’t expect.  Like being betrayed by the person we trusted the most.  They cheat and they run and that’s it for that relationship.  There will certainly be no do-overs nor should there be.  That would be a bad thing.  Probably even worse then it was the first time, to be honest.  We. Know. This.  For us Leftat50’s the do-over we get is to start fresh down a happier, more fulfilling, more soul-opening life path.  A revision of our life story.  That’s an amazing thing!

But there are times when we hate this whole revision thing.  Even though we know it’s a blessing.  I have often felt this frustration within myself.  It just seems like a lot of work.  Deciding on this Life of My Own Making Stuff.  Don’t I have enough to do?  When this happens, I have to listen to one of my favorite author’s Wally Lamb, (Who wrote an amazing book called, “She’s Come Undone.”)  And I have to learn to love revision.  That’s what life is no matter what we want it to be, or think it should be.  Life-Stuff happens and we have to decide to do life a different way.

To use another quote from Wally Lamb, “If you want your prayers answered, get up off your knees and do something about them.”  I couldn’t have said it any better.

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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