At times I freak out and wonder what I’ll do without a 401K that will fully support me, especially as I grow older and grayer. But then I remind myself, people lived for thousands of years without a 401K. Fate and my Soul have conspired to put me on the road less traveled, a spiritual journey to learn self-trust and trust in God as my Retirement Plan.
In my teens I read Christy by Catherine Marshall and was amazed by her courage; wondering what it would be like to venture into the Appalachian Mountains with only a suitcase of clothes and a couple of trunks filled with books. She knew no one and returning home wasn’t as simple as it would be these days. Somehow I bought into the idea that risk-taking was only for the young – when our minds and bodies are strong.
I’m older and in some ways more frail – but spiritually I’m stronger than I’ve ever been. Certainly I’m more prepared to live out on a limb; so I’m called to discover a different kind of security then what I initially had planned. Don’t get me wrong – I hoped for the traditional life — husband, house, and kids. It’s not like I set out to NOT have that in my life.
Life had other plans. How I show up for those other plans is what my Life has become.