Sage and seasoned…

I suffered a hard blow last evening.  It was unexpected and darn near knocked me off my feet despite the fact that there was no physicality to it.  It was an emotional blow so inconceivable to me in the moment that I struggled to take it in.

I brought in the new year with a new understanding of my capability and resilience.  It is amazing the things that experience brings you – introspection, perspective, and tolerance.  I have grown over the years…matured…mellowed.  In my own failings I have found a space for understanding others’ failings.  In the humanity that has been shown to me, I have learned to extend humanity to others. Not foolishly or haphazardly, but with an appreciation of where it has the potential to have a positive effect.

And so I start the new year triumphant, not because I am bright and shiny, but because I am sage and seasoned.  I am a byproduct of all those experiences of years past – I am evolving still, and more importantly – I am still standing.

Day one thousand two hundred and seventy-four of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

About Ms. C

I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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2 Responses to Sage and seasoned…

  1. katherine says:

    Stand tall — and remember you have a collection of high heels! Kick it!

  2. B-dubya says:

    Yes indeed–stand tall. You not only have a collection of high heels–you have a collection of appreciative cheerleaders. Rock on, Ms. C, rock on!

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