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What is Next?

"What would you do if you knew you could not fail?"

This quote has intrigued me my whole adult life, but I haven't thought about it in a while. What would I do?

I gave this quote on a paper weight to an old boss and he said, "I would do anything and everything."

Would he have really? Would you?

I feel restless currently. My children still need me, but not in the same way they used to. I feel like I have peaked at my job and I'm not sure where to go from there. My husband and I do not spend time with each other as much as we would like. I am caring for a parent in a way I did not fully comprehend. This is probably some sort of mid-life struggle. I feel like I am not entirely happy with how things are, yet I don't feel like I would really want to change anything.

Does anyone know how I feel?

I was at a conference in Toronto, ON this week for work. It was a good time to reflect on my career and the work that I do; this conference happens yearly and people from all over the U.S. and internationally come together and celebrate our work and the people we help. I had the time to reflect on myself, apart from viewing myself as a wife and a mother and an employee.

What would I do if I knew I could not fail? Am I brave enough to try things even though I know I might fail?

This time of life is so interesting. I feel I am peeling off a layer of what I have been expected to do and am emerging into what I want to do. I feel like for the first time of my life, I can choose what I want to do, even if I might fail.

What's next? I don't know at this time, but I know who I love, who I trust and what I care about most in the world. What would I do if I know I could not fail? I think that even in this time of restlessness, the answer is....limitless.

Love you,


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