French for "Suddenly Sixty", Soudain Soixante is my personal blog as I move through the process of learning, living and loving the many facets of aging and hopefully, aging artfully. If you are on a similar journey...I hope you will enjoy the blog. I think almost everything is better when shared with others, so I invite you to join me here.
I haven’t posted to the blog in some time. In fact, I’ve
felt a tad off my “blog game” for a while now. All this past week the word
“hiatus” has been in my brain. So last night I drafted a post informing you that I was officially going to take a hiatus from “Soudain Soixante”
(which is by the way, still not the “right” name). As I often do, once the draft was complete I saved it with the intent of sleeping on it and
posting within a day or two.
When I woke up this morning I fed Sadie Mae the cat, made my
first hazelnut latte of the day and sat down to check email, a routine I
participate in every single day. Today however was different in a small yet
One of my emails was from Amy Lynn Andrews. Amy is a blogger among other things and I subscribe to her “Useletter”.
Today’s Useletter touted a WDS presentation by Darren Rouse. Of course, I had
no idea who Mr. Rouse is (although I do subscribe to one of his blogs – who
knew!). The video was 49 minutes long. I said to myself
“Self, why do you want
to watch a video of this length? Don’t you have something more important to
Apparently my “self” replied
“Heck no! Drink your latte and start the
So being generally obedient, I did as my “self” directed.
49 minutes later I am in a totally different
and much more
Was it Karma? Divine Intervention? I don’t know and it
doesn’t matter.What matters is actually
something that Darren Rouse spoke about and I experienced. I’ve been feeling
disconnected, uninspired, unenergized (which isn’t actually a real word),
deflated, stale, confused…can I come up with any more depressing adjectives (and one verb)?
I have many take-aways from the video. The one I am going to
focus on immediately has to do with energy.
What energizes me? How might I do
more of that every day?
What do I do that provides or creates energy for others? How might I do more of
that each day?
Some of my readers and subscribers are friends…many dating
back decades (love you for that!). I am asking you to either comment
here, call me, send me a personal email, or see me at work or wherever
and help me understand what, if anything I do or have done that energizes you.
I would be happy to return the favor if you should want to go there.
So, no “hiatus” at this time. Still need a new name for the
blog, and I have some “sparks” flying (thanks to Darren Rouse for that reframe)
about name ideas.