I was watching the second episode of the new season of The Middle on TV. In it, Frankie has just unexpectedly lost her job and decides that instead of just running out to get another (crappy) job, she is going to treat this event as an opportunity, a ‘second act’ in her life.
She decides to go back to school and learn to do something else. Something better.
Since turning 50 a few months ago, I’ve been thinking that my own second act may have started (or maybe even the third…but I digress).
I am hopeful this time around will be a bit easier. After all, this time around I have the benefit of wisdom to help me to successfully navigate what’s ahead, not to mention the love and support of my family and friends. Well, okay, I did have the that first time around too.
Also, this time around I live near enough to the ocean to visit it every day. As everyone knows, the ocean is the cure for what ails you.
Important lessons learned: My husband rocks. My son rocks. My daughter rocks. They all have my back every single day and really, what else matters?