The Crisis

Mid-life crisis. That is the term folks dance around, imply or simply state out loud when I talk about my adventure. Some say it directly, some more subtle. I disavow that term. I disagree. I reject it! Let me tell you why. In my head, I associate a mid-life crisis with someone who goes off…

I wish I could…

Do what you are doing! Have the balls to just go! Be as brave as you! Have your guts! I am SO JEALOUS!  I hear them say. They write to me. Their voices reverberate. The chorus sings. They whisper in my ear.  I wish I could…  Ok, people. While I deeply and sincerely appreciate your…

Latest (but not greatest) Lesson

 Well, I am making assumptions that none of my little mishaps thus far are the greatest lesson. Then again, maybe one of these just is. Ask me in about a year. I should know more then. Anyway….back from a little practice jaunt and having many thoughts, feelings, reflections. The good, the bad, and the ugly….

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The word is out! Michelle is leaving on a grand adventure! Hear Ye! Hear Ye! That is what it feels like sometimes. I am excited and I am owning my choice and my journey. I am not trying to keep it a secret or anything. But, it is a bit disconcerting…

Semi-retired For Real

And just like that, I am done! Last day at work, last day at this job, last day of a time that I though would ever end. It was a day of emptying my office, cleaning out the closet, a day of good-bye’s, well wishes and warm feelings. A day of appreciation, rumination and celebration….