On September 29 I will be 45 years old. I am in the midst of a midlife transition (I prefer that to “midlife crisis”) and have decided to get rid of things that don’t suit me anymore and to make some positive changes. I am beginning to see that I am more spiritual than religious, much more liberal than conservative.
I have been unhappy with my church so I decided to leave, and to chart my own spiritual path. Currently I am following a combined path of 12-step spirituality, Asatru (Norse paganism), and Wicca. I celebrated a sabbat (pagan holiday) for the first time in months. This one was Lammas, the harvest of fruit and grain, and the end of summer. I also wrote and celebrated a new moon ritual and a menstrual ritual.
Unfortunately not everyone in my life is accepting of me and my spirituality. Today I unfriended someone I’d been friends with for 25 years because he cannot accept my spiritual path as equal to his own. He said some offensive things to me yesterday on the phone and this morning on Facebook, so he’s gone from my life.
I have decided to vote no on the marriage amendment in Minnesota because I a) believe that same-sex marriage should be equal to opposite-sex marriage; and b) am a bisexual. I fully expect I will lose friends over this as well.
Today I took off work to get new glasses. I’m almost ready for bifocals (egad) but not quite. Maybe later. I ordered some new glasses at Lenscrafters and they should be in within 2 weeks.
I also decided to investigate going back to school. I seek writing jobs and may get a Bachelors in Journalism. I am looking at the University of Minnesota’s program.
I also want to move out of my parents’ house within the next 1-2 years. I want to get a couple of cats as well.
Watch out world–here I come!