Fast and Slow Motion

Even though I can appear stationary, I have been racing around inside. A restlessness because of feeling at loose ends. I think it is related to my moving into a new stage of life. I have been transitioning away from having a work life. And now that I don’t have a lot of stuff I have to do,  to distract me, I have to come face to face with myself. I have decided that is what this part of my journey is about. Taking stock of what my life has been and now setting off on a new adventure… the exploration of this new, unknown territory. But I think I am ready to begin. There are no guideposts, maps, or operating instructions. You have to figure it out for yourself. So I am taking it one step at a time.

Spider Meadows, Glacier Peak by Andy Porter


Stream of Consciousness Saturday is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt word for today ‘movement’ However, don’t use the word “movement.” Choose some sort of movement, and base your post on that. Enjoy!

Featured image “Lipan Point, South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park” by Adam Schallau US Dept of the Interior on Flickr. Spider Meadows Image from US Dept of State on Flickr. Both images part of National Wilderness Month Album from 9/2017.

 

24 thoughts on “Fast and Slow Motion

  1. JoAnna

    I relate to this very much, Deborah. It’s been one year since I retired. It has been a year of transitions, unexpected emotions, being pulled in different directions, and juggling creative desires. Adventure is a good word for it. We are up for the journey!

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I feel like this could be one of the most important journeys, to start listening within and getting things in order. Feel like it is an adventure because I don’t know where it will lead me. I think we are up for it she said a little anxiously. Thank you, Jo Anna.

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  2. IreneDesign2011

    Beautiful photos, Deborah 🙂
    When I retired before usual time about 8 years ago, I found it difficult to find myself by several reasons. I changed all in my life, not for first time, but then I didn’t have to think more about working in a job again. It took time and have been an adventure too.

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I have been almost retired for about 4-5 years. I wasn’t planning to retire yet either. But gradually I have gotten used to not having a regular job. And now I am realizing that I need to focus more on this last stage of my life and to pay attention to my inner self. I don’t know where this part of my life will lead me but I have to make a start along the path. I am glad to hear it has been worthwhile for you. Thank you, Irene.

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  3. joey

    I find it interesting, nearly fascinating, what kinds of new things people do in retirement. So much of our beginnings and middles are similar, but the later points are always revealing, aren’t they? So much less about ‘have to.’ I hope whatever you decide to do brings you joy and brings us great stories.

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  4. Susan Scott

    It is an interesting time Deborah as I’m finding out – as you say no maps to guide. Except for your inner guide – which/who can also be accessed by paying attention to what dreams come up in the middle of the night and recording them?

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  5. Michael and Cynthia Diament

    So well put. I think so many of us at this age are experiencing the same thing. Right now I’m very busy with all the little grandchildren but this phase will be ending soon as most of them will be attending school everyday. What next?

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I think this new territory is unique to each of us. Each of us has to find our own way. Maybe all of life is that but we don’t focus on it as much in earlier years. Thanks for the encouragement, C Lee. ❤

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