“We have to get used to the idea that at the most important crossroads in our life, there are no signs.” #ernesthemingway
No flashing lights🚦No guides and most often🤨no clue that we are in the midst of a life-altering experience. I snapped this picture of Kate @mccormick6384
last fall while we were at her NC beach house, editing my book. There is so much more to this image than I can begin to express. It was, essentially, the beginning of a new journey for us both - Dear friends since college, there is a history and connection between us that has shared all of life’s blessings and weathered every storm. I carry with me the memory of our talk during one of my visits to DC - that her previously dire diagnosis of months to live - just 3 years ago - was no longer in play🙏that she had defied the odds, had kicked cancer’s ass and that life would and could now go forward on her terms👊Her question though, that emotional day was - “what the hell do I do now? I didn’t make a plan B” We cried, then we laughed at that notion and I told her she’d better live the fucking hell out of her life, that this was her time now. So here we are, working together on my book - creating a forum and a future for all of us ready to write the next chapters of our lives. To share our stories, growing stronger in the knowledge that we are not on this road alone, that our fears, our anxieties about what is next for us, are not unique. And that while we are here, the simplest choice and my greatest hope, is that we embrace the detours, and live with grace and humor.
And ALWAYS🤪 that we have one hell of a good time figuring it all out. Cheers to the next chapters... #runningwithoureyesclosed #throughthefire #shine #beyou #thisisyourtime #livelaughlove #believe #crossroads #dontlookback #landslide #wegotthis