The quote above has inspired me for years, for my 40th birthday I had it tattooed on my foot to remind me to keep looking forward. (just the last 3 words, my foot isn’t THAT big!) So I find myself at a crossroad of reflecting on the last 20 years while looking to the next 20.
I was married for 20 years, we divorced about 5 years ago. At the time of our divorce my whole life was in an upheaval – being a single mom, starting a new profession, (I finished my student teaching during our separation), moving to a new house. I had to make new friends, new decisions and figure out who I was, now I’m figuring out who I want to be.
My son is now 20 years old, my daughter is 18 and just graduated from high school, as scary as it is we are all embarking on a new journey. I’ve started taking classes in Environmental Science, with an emphasis in aquatic biology, I’m hoping in 2 years to finish my second bachelor’s degree, get my house in order and on the market, become a National Board Certified Teacher and move to the Pacific Coast to pursue a now modified dream from high school, I wanted to be a marine biologist – now I hope to teach kids (and adults – anyone who will listen really) about sustainability and conservation.
Sometimes I wonder – “What am I thinking?!?!? I can’t do this, I’m too old!” But I want to inspire my kids, I want to find the best me! It’s never too late and we should NEVER stop exploring, discovering and dreaming!
I hope you enjoy this peek into my life, learn some new things and have some fun along the way!