Friday, June 12, 2009


"In Congruence" by Ginny Gaura available at

In 30 days I'll be 36. Somewhere along the journey this birthday business grew in complexity; it isn't about cake flavors anymore. Nope, it's about reflection and expectations, accomplishments and accountability.

If I had to sum up the last 335 days, I'd say my 35th year was all about change. Thirty-five has seen the seasons of friendship, love, anger, healing, disposal and renewal. None of which has been particularly easy, but all of which is in/directly responsible for where I stand 30 days shy of 36. I am in a state of congruence.

I am spooning with the Universe! I think 26 was the last time I felt this harmonious, the year Yael Rose was born. Now with that pesky uterus aside, I am bursting with hope, faith and promise for the birth of something magical within.

Where are you today?

Peace and harmony


fly tie said...

wow. that time again already? i vividly recall the 35th bday bash post. time goes on, i suppose.

well, your 35th was all about change, and that's what my 26th is turning out to be. (although i felt the changes coming late in the 25th yr.)

it's great to read that you're in such a good place, and i send you positive energy for continued harmony within and without.

(thanks for the article link)

Kathy said...

I am in my workshop commenting on your blog....just kidding. I am 57 and I am probably the most comfortable with myself and with my life as I have ever been. Returning to crafting after decades away filled a tremendous void for was there and I knew it, I just didn't know what was missing. Then I found it and I found me again. Not the wife, the mom, the sister, the friend, the daughter....just me. I am working on living a simpler, more peaceful and gentler life and every step brings me greater joy.

You think life is grand and then it just keeps getting better!

High Desert Diva said...

Still stuck at "it isn't about cake flavors anymore." No?

Chuckling at "spooning with the Universe!" and "pesky uterus aside" oh...I do love your writing.

Counting the days to the big 36!

Caroline D. said...

lovely post. I'm headed toward a wonderful place in my life, and it feels good! Doors are opening, things are becoming clearer, my self-trust is growing, guilt diminishing. It's a beautiful thing.

Sweet Repose said...

Girl, you are just a puppy...I'll be 60 in September and it's funny, but I'm cool with it...I guess you just accept what will be...I kinda like it, not that much is expected of me in the 'man world' anymore. Everyone has finally gotten it, I like being alone...I don't need to be like everyone else...dependent. It may not be normal for most, but for me it fits like a perfect glove.

I'm free to just be me and not an extension of HIM...but for women my age, of my era, well, they just seem needy...

Land of the free and home of the and my furry heathen in the pink chateau!!!

Life is good(a struggle, but good)!

Have a good one youngun'

and yes, the black buffet turned out perfect, good choice!

Joyce The Writer said...

Thanks so much for your thoughtful post. It inspired one on the quest for congruence on my blog,

I found the link to your blog on and I was so engaged by the artwork on your Congruence post. The writer in me loved your words and phrasings in several of your last posts.

I look forward to following your conversations. Happy birthday. I can tell that you are relishing all that each year has to show you.

I wish you much wisdom and a wealth of spiritual satisfaction. JD

Kala Pohl Studio said...

What a good place to be - nice to leave change behind and move into this new place, isn't it? I too, feel that last year was a sea of change for me. And this year, I am feel a sense of being at the edge of something big, a premonition of wondrous future:):)

shiborigirl said...

COngratulations on achieving congruence. It makes that year of upheaval worth it, don't you think? It's always so difficult to have to slog through all that emotion, but to come through to the other side, you are so much stronger because of that struggle.

Enjoy your birthday celebration. As someone who just turned 50 (what?!?) I can say they just keep getting better and better.


PussDaddy said...

Welcome to the backside of 30. It isn't all bad. I hope you have a nice birthday.


Execumama said...

I think it's wonderful that you are in a state of assessment and awareness of what this year has brought you. (IIn my humble opinion) That's how growth happens; introspect, analysis, and eventually action. Congruence is a good way to sum it up -- this was a thought-provoking post. Thanks for sharing.

Shannon said...

hmmm... I'll have to think on that a bit... MOSTLY I feel I'm in a similar state, but every now and again I get a little bug to do MORE with my life - going back to school for my PhD pops up in the back of my mind every now and again!

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