I hadn't considered where I fit -
and I found I didn't:-(
So I have added Empty Nest -
that time after child-rearing and before retirement.
There seems to be a desire to 'down-size' -
to reflect on what is necessary and what is burdensome.
There is a constant nagging to find meaningful work -
to contribute to the quality of my life,
of those I encounter,
and of the wider community.
There is an over-arching desire to live a compassionate life.
I find I enjoy silence and seek solitude.
Others relish the opportunity to engage in activities
they have set aside during busier times in their life.
Others like to mentor younger people - enabling and empowering.
It is a time of transition -
what do we use to help us cross the threshold?