Crossing over...strange term to use, isn't it? I think it actually makes perfect sense. I have crossed over from my 40's to my 50's and have now received an application from AARP. That is definitely crossing over!
To the right you see my handsome self stopping in a scenic spot in Lisbon, Portugal, where I was privileged to travel this last summer. What does it have to do with crossing over? Plenty.
You see, in my "crossing over" I plan to have adventures. I plan to do things I have never done, whether big or small. I plan to enjoy the daily things in my life I have taken for granted; the stable presence of my wonderful wife, the solitude of the forest across the road from my house, a latte with my beautiful daughter, the exciting new stages in my strong son's lives. I plan to seek that which I have not yet experienced, just like my walk through the streets of Lisbon in June. I'll be working with students in the village of Juan Tomas, Dominican Republic, in March. I'll be able to travel again to Uganda in June. I'm going to the forest tomorrow morning.
Since I have now crossed into my 50's, I've made a new goal...four experiences. I will attempt to have four new experiences every month in my first year of crossing over...I plan to share the journey. Feel free to read on...