I recently had the chance to ask a man I respect, “what do I do now?”
I asked him because there was a time in his life, when he too, was in a liminal space. That space when something is over and something new hasn’t happened yet. That is where I have been.
My old life and career are in the rear view mirror and the road ahead is open with no clear direction or map. The long illness I battled is finished and I am free to have a part two to my life.
It’s an extraordinary gift.
So, this man suggested I take a year and just notice.
Notice the moments that would be easily missed, if I wasn’t present.
The being present to the moment.
This is work that sounds way easier than it is.
This is the challenge I picked up that day, out of our talk.
Be where you are.
Be available to what is barely seen or heard.
Carry a journal and write it all down.
Leave my phone at home.
A year of noticing.
I hope I see it all.