Three Fulfilling Foci

Hermes Orator

Hermes Logios, National Museum of Rome

The third entry to the series, Heroine’s Journey Through a Mid-Life Crisis, explores the question:

Is there something more important and fulfilling that I can focus on now?


Please share your responses in the comments box, or feel free to e-mail me privately. My answer to this question is below.

I’m super blessed to be living my dream right now. I’m able to devote unstressed time to my daughter, I can run errands during the day, I write whenever I’m in the mood. I’m reading a few books a week.

That said, there are elements that I’d like to change, and maybe these are the important and fulfilling things I can focus on.

1)      I would like a significant other in my life.

2)      I would like to improve my health.

3)      I would like to finish my Work In Progress.

Improving my health and finishing my WIP would both be super fulfilling. And these are both very important to me and I walk through life on a high when I’m in sync with these two things.

Sadly, I’m hesitating on including the first item on my list. Please don’t misunderstand, I absolutely believe it to be very important. However, how do I find that journey fulfilling when it has only brought pain, pain, and more pain to my life in the past fifteen years?

Maybe that’s a clue that love is exactly what I need to focus on at this point in my life? That, and the fact that it was the first thing that came to mind when I brainstormed on the topic. 

What do y’all think?

5 thoughts on “Three Fulfilling Foci

  1. Love and happiness comes from within. Love yourself and it’s so much easier for another to love you. Sounds like you are well on your way. Just keep going.

  2. Don’t they say love is pain or maybe it’s beauty is pain or no pain no gain… I don’t know, it’s all BS. I think you hit the nail on the head when you said it was the first thing that popped into your head. It’s time. THe rest of your life seems to be in order 🙂 I know it seems easy for me to say from a distance but you have laid it all out so perfectly that if you were reading it from my POV you would see it too.

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