reconnections and possibilities

April 7, 2014 |  Category:   life


There are those weeks in life where days go by and it feels like we’re merely passing time – accomplishing the day’s tasks, sure, but doing what we need to do to maintain status quo. There isn’t anything wrong with that and I’d venture to guess that we spend most of our days in this state. But then there are weeks that surprise you with a little spark. The sparks that linger and won’t leave your mind are the moments in life that make you feel the most alive.


I’m not sure if there is a better adrenaline rush than the feeling of possibility. It’s a combination of uncertainty, hope, potential and a little bit of fear, but of the giddy kind. Even if nothing ever manifests from that seed of possibility, to feel like you’re on the brink of something is a good feeling.

I’m coming up on another birthday this month and it always turns into this time of reflection, whether I want it or not. Can’t help but think what another birthday means. Maybe this is why I’ve made a point to catch up with friends who I haven’t seen in years. The easiest of friendships just pick up where we left off. We shake our heads in disbelief that we are the age that we are, that it seemed unthinkable 10 or 15 years ago to be here. We think about our grandmothers who are in their 90s, not only still alive, but living life. It boggles the mind that we can live another lifetime equivalent in years to the one we’ve lived so far. Well, if you look at it that way, it makes perfect sense as to why so many of us are questioning our lives and what we want to do with it.

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  • Judith April 7, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    I hardly ever comment on your blog but I read every single one of your posts. With two girls aged 4 and almost 6 I particularly enjoy your posts about parenthood. They give me a glimpse of the things I might encounter in the future. I am a long term reader and I tremendously appreciate both your writing and photography. Greetings from The Netherlands.

    • Jenna April 8, 2014 at 8:37 am

      Thank you Judith for reading and commenting. Always nice to hear from readers. Cheers!

  • Melissa@Julia's Bookbag April 8, 2014 at 3:07 am

    as always, you hit the nail right on its head. totally the way i feel. our whole lifetime, up until now! that we could potentially be living again. crazy. i’m in full on mid-life crisis mode, work wise.

    • Jenna April 8, 2014 at 8:38 am

      Sounds like you’re going through interesting times right now. Good luck Melissa!

  • Lizzie April 8, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    You’ve nailed it! Springtime brings that feeling of possibility on so strongly for me. I’m a couple months away from leaving my job as a special ed teacher, on the verge of a possible creative burst (writing a children’s book?) and thinking about an extended trip to Europe next fall to dance to soul music and chill out before the next step.


    • Jenna April 8, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      wow. That sounds super exciting!

  • Angela April 9, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    That second paragraph just got me right now. I am waiting for a acceptance or rejection from a dream school…that is across the country. I would love to go, but at the same time, the thought of moving across the country sounds so daunting. I guess I will have room to worry about that IF I even get accepted…but the wait, the dread, the anticipation, the excitement of it possibly happening is overwhelming