I don’t know about you, but just when I get a handle on life another hole springs a leak. For most of my life I thought that at some point it would be easy sailing once I dealt with all my issues.
Well, turns out this is not true. Sure, I’ve ridden waves of an issue-less life, but it never lasts long. I am now coming to the conclusion as I near 56 years of age in two months that life is not about easy living. It’s about plugging the holes. Early on there were some pretty big ones to be filled related to family, addiction, relationships, (add your own here ________).
As I’ve gotten on in age, the holes tend to be much smaller with an occasional big one that I missed along the way. What I’ve found is that the experience of dealing with these all my life, as the new leaks spring, it’s gotten easier to plug.
So it is these last few months that a host of new leaks sprung up around health, finances and past relationships. As I come to the end of the last batch of leak plugging, I am still amazed that I don’t sink. Part of what’s made it easier this tie around is writing about it.
Soon a new wave will come and I will ready myself. How long it lasts and where it takes me I have no idea. I am just along for the ride.