"Seeing" things a little differently
I attended an annual staff meeting recently that reviewed our retirement plan, insurance Information and many more mundane topics that gets very redundant after 10 years of employment with the same company.
This year… Something is different. I am sitting in the same drab room that I’ve sat in year after year yet I have this unfamiliar sensation over me.
I learn during this meeting that I need to update my information for my beneficiary if for some reason of my untimely demise.
I believe the reason behind my peculiar feelings this year is due to the realization that I am not the same person that I was this time last year. In the past… I would sit through these meetings year after year and not much would change. Looking around at all the familiar faces, we are just another year older.
I’ve grown so much this past year. I AM the same, yet so different. I’ve always been an old soul. (Having a deep appreciation for life even as a young child.) Because of my past experiences of dealing with a birth abnormality for fifty years then suddenly having this obvious abnormality corrected two years ago which resulted in the epiphany of my life.
Yes, I would be so forward as to say it changed me in some ways, for the better I hope. I’m no longer scared to take chances, I enjoy being who I am and not worrying what others think. I’m taking bolder steps into unknown territories physically and mentally. The world can just whirl around me at the pace of a cyclone and I am at peace within my own surroundings.
So I need to update my information on beneficiary forms this year huh? I surely don’t want everyone battling over my personal possessions in case I kick the bucket. Another meeting and another year has come and gone…but the progress of life continues to change.
I accept the changes and I look forward to the future. Don’t write me off just yet! It’s a new day to start over again.
Sherry L. Cook