Crossroads of Life

I am just going to throw this out there. Some women do not believe in telling their age but, to me, what does it matter? Not telling the number does not change the fact that I am the age that I am. I am 42 years old. At this age of 42 years old, I must admit, I am at one of the most exciting points of my life.

From the time I was young, I wanted to be a stay at home mom. My mom was a stay at home mom when my brother and I were growing up and this is what inspired me to do the same for my children, once I was grown. Once my husband and I had children, we decided to homeschool. These 2 opportunities were all I had ever dreamed of.

Now that both of my kids have completed high school and are both in college, I feel like I am at a very special point in my life. I have already attained 1 major dream, which was being a stay at home mom and then a homeschooling mom. Now I have the opportunity to pursue other dreams.

After moving to Florida 6 months ago, and now being settled into our new home, I feel that it is time to seek God in what my next life adventure will become. Do I go back to college and pursue a career? Do I find a job outside of our home? Do I do some research in order to make a personal business take flight? Do I continue to be a homemaker and keep the house in daily order?

I do not quite know the answer to any of these questions. At this point in my life, and due to the many opportunities that surround us in our current location, I can literally go after anything I choose. What are my dreams for the future? What is my vision?

These are questions that I will continue to pray about and seek God’s direction in. What an exciting time! I have been given the gift of 2 mature, independent and amazing children. I have the treasure of an amazing husband who has always cheered me on and encouraged me in all things and who continues to encourage me to dream big and go after those dreams!

Whether a person is 10 or 100, he or she can never have too many dreams, visions, inspirations, or goals. Who says you can’t go after any or all of them? Never quit dreaming and reaching for the stars! If you do not succeed at one, try another. The only failure that exists is never trying at all.

I now have the opportunity to figure out a new dream. I can not wait to see what the future holds! It is going to be an exciting ride!


Written by Kathryn Conrad

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