At the Gate of a New Decade

At the Gate of a New Decade

“I said to the man who stood
at the gate of the year,
‘Give me a light
that I may tread safely into the unknown…'”
~Minnie Haskins

Every year, since I started this blog in 2010, I would find myself standing on the LFI porch in December peering into the unknown of the New Year wondering what lay ahead in life for me.

It struck me this morning that as 2019 winds down we are not only facing a new year but at a whole new decade.  This really only sinks in when you recall how your life looked ten years ago when we were venturing into the decade now ending.

In late 2009, I was busy exploring Facebook and Twitter for the first time; I was missing my children who were both away at university; and I was preparing for my trip to Greece, a trip that would change the trajectory of my life.

I did not know that in the decade ahead I would lose my son and, four years later, witness the end of my thirty-year marriage.  Nor did I know I would become a blogger, publish two books, go back to school to get a Masters degree and start a company.

I can’t even imagine what events I will be recounting in astonishment as I stand here on the LFI porch (assuming it still exists) ten years from now.

How has your life changed in the past ten years?  Can you imagine how it will look a decade from now?

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About The Author

I have always loved writing and community building. I’ve written a book about healing and happiness, The Happy Place, as well as a Community Building book, Sounding the Drum: Community Building in the Digital Age,both available at any Amazon store. I’ve been through life changes that I thought were the end of my world, but I’m still here. You never know what will happen next. Isn’t that what makes life interesting?