“I can only answer the question “What am I to do?” if I can answer that prior question, “Of what story or stories do I find myself part?” - Alasdair MacIntyre Why does my mind constantly wonder, question and change ideas? At 30 years old I know for a fact that we humans do not know everything- and to try to claim that we know everything, or how everything is, is just foolish, egotistical, but also hopeful. I get that. However, I would much rather confess that I just don’t know the things we don’t know, and focus on the good, and on being as good of a human as possible. I’ve let go of many things out of my control, and I’m holding on tightly to what and who I love most. Love. I can’t stop my plane from crashing, but I can bring myself to peace in acknowledging that I’ve lived a full life that was full of love. My thirtieth has been about roots, commitment, and acceptance. Puffy circles will darken underneath my eyes and I am celebrating the silver hair strands- Like a shiny star for doing life thus far! The idea of death really doesn’t bother me, pending I have no working heart to break from missing my husband and family so much after life. What does bother me is that as I get closer to death, my time shortens, I am highly aware of it, and I don’t quite have the “to do on earth” list in order. I have vague ideas of the paths I could take, but one life to live. I’m long overdue on updating my mission statement, but I would prefer that this be more of a “mission story” that I can breathe life into and share, and that I
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