I found this quote by Emily Dickinson today, “A wounded deer leaps the highest.” How appropriate that seems for all of us Leftat50’s. We were walked out on and felt so wounded, in our hearts and minds. We stumbled about our lives not sure where to go, let alone how to get there. We needed time. Time to heal inside. Even though I know I wanted to RUSH into the next chapter of whatever my life was going to be, I could not. It was too soon. When you are still in shock and pain from having your entire life as you knew it change forever, MORE change is almost too stressful to think about. We were that wounded deer. We needed to heal and to learn how to walk again. On. Our. Own. What would that be like? Scary for sure. But when you have nowhere else to go, you must move forward. There is no “back” to return to. This doesn’t mean your entire life with your mate has been a lie. But it became one. So now, you don’t have to live the lie anymore. You can look yourself in the eye and decide your own truth. There is true joy in that. The joy that you deserve. So if you are currently feeling like the wounded deer, remember what Emily says, and know you will leap the highest you ever have. On your own terms. Into your new tomorrows. Let’s all leap together!
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!