Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Star (Or Two) Is Born

Today I was talking to my best friend Vicki, having our usual conversation; the one about all the things we plan on doing with our lives. There's SO much! Although we've had many experiences in our 40+ years, we continue to talk about what's next. We've been having this very conversation for over twenty years.

Both of us have had some really great life experiences, and we've shared them all. We first met when we both worked at a ski resort in New York. That first day was unlike any I've ever had; something special happened, a magic that has not diminished. Since then, we've been through boyfriends, jobs, vacations, crying fests (me, not her), my life on the road with Ed and her life at home with a husband and kids. But we know there's more. And that's where our minds converge yet again.

While talking about this next phase in our lives, I told her that we were like "late life stars", that we were going to find our calling later in life. You know, late bloomers. We both love what we do now, me with the trucking and she with toting the kids to school and swim meets, but we know our greatness, our true callings, are yet to be uncovered.

I did some Googling and found a term I thought perfectly explained our journey through life: Stellar Evolution. Stellar evolution is the process by which a star undergoes a sequence of radical changes during its lifetime; from its birth until its death. How perfect is that? So I decided that we are going through a stellar evolution of sorts. We are experiencing radical changes (OK, maybe not radical) as we move towards our right livelihood.

I love that I am on this journey with my best friend. I couldn't have asked for a better person to travel the galaxy with.

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