Driving home from work last week, I listened to an old episode of the Oprah Show on XM radio. I don't remember the topic or guests but a phrase uttered in the conversation struck me. "I'm an unfinished woman."
As soon as those words were spoken I felt 'that tingle'. Starting at the back of my right knee, migrating up the back of my thigh, traveling its way around my hip, my ribs, my shoulder and then curling around the back of my right ear - almost like a snake's tail - wrapping around my head. People talk about getting goosebumps or spine tingles, my favorite description is hiney tingles. To me it signals truth, love, a message from the universe sent directly to my soul. It can happen when I hear a song or witness a human kindness and being an unfinished woman myself, I'm learning to listen to the signal and find the right response in my life.
The older I get, the more this amazing sensation happens. Maybe I'm listening to the universe closer or after 50 years of life I'm getting smarter. Unfinished is a promise and an exciting prospect. Lessons to learn, love to give and receive and best of all, adventures to create. I feel like I've finally made peace with the mistakes of my youth, making room for what life after 50 has to deliver.
Bring it on...I'm brave enough, armed with skills and joie de vivre!
"In a world where you can be anything, be yourself." Etta Turner