“The Answer to the Great Question... Of Life, the Universe and Everything... Is... Forty-two,' said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.”
--Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
This is my last week at 42..... For the past year, 42 has been the answer. Not because of a clichéd quote, but that’s my age and where I am in Life, the Universe and Everything. In a week I hope that answer will be 43. For now, still 42 and still learning. Still present.
At the beginning of the 42nd year, as I began another rotation around the sun, I continued to say “Yes” to Life, to make room for the Universe and a little of “Everything”. I found myself practicing vulnerability and opening my heart. I found grand new adventures and unimaginable beauty. I said yes to "radical self-care" and to "daring greatly", I opened my heart and practiced vulnerability. I enjoyed moments of beauty, losing a dreamy count of pleasant nights and epic adventures.
As I begin a new year, I’m starting with a grand adventure, living it all and, again, saying “Yes” to life. I am taking a moment to show my gratitude for the gift of life, looking with eager anticipation for the years new adventures and wish to shine in the moment.