This has been a tough week for me. My grandma died on Sunday morning after battling a few long months of illness. I have spent the last few days in Wisconsin saying goodbye. It's never easy.
One thing that struck me during the eulogies given at her service was what a truly amazing woman she was. Not just to me and my family, but to everyone she knew. She didn't just work for a paycheck, she enjoyed what she did and extended her time to volunteer work. My grandma literally worked until the day she was admitted into the hospital back in April, a month before her 93rd birthday.
So here I am, 60 years younger (EXACTLY 60 years younger, we shared a birthday), and I'm doing NOTHING. Obviously I have spent most of my adult life working, but it was a JOB, and nothing I was passionate about. I have done very little volunteer work.
My grandma literally spent her life doing what she loved. I'd like to do the same. The problem I'm having is that I've spent my whole life just "surviving." I don't even feel I have a passion. I don't know WHAT I would do if I could do ANYTHING in the world...
I'm at a crossroads (maybe an early mid-life crisis) and I need to decide how to proceed. (Anyone who knows me, what could YOU see me doing?)
I am also going to pay it forward and FINALLY volunteer for a race. I run SO many and have never volunteered. Signing up to run an aid station at the Boulder 70.3 in August.
RIP Grannie, I'll miss you.