For nearly 30 years, I have been working as a public librarian. Even when I “retired” in 2010, it was to do consulting and teaching in the field. I have now come to a place in my life where I want to make a space for something new. I don’t know what that something is right now. There is a certain amount of angst associated with jumping off the path and into the void. Where will I land?
Below are some words I am drawn to at the moment. As one who is typically mad for closure, it is difficult to rest in uncertainty, to not pick a new path right away. The challenge is to remain receptive in order to hear my soul speak. I am grateful for the luxury of choices.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell
The end of one turn of the spiral becomes the beginning of another…we are designed for possibility. ~Gabrielle Rico
There is only one success—to spend your life in your own way. ~Christopher Morley
Where there is a path it is someone else’s way. ~Joseph Campbell
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. ~Howard Thurman
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. ~Henry David Thoreau
Trust yourself, then you will know how to live. ~Goethe