Monday, June 16, 2008

The Second Act

Today's Aquarius Horoscope: Jun 16, 2008

New ideas for your career interests could be on your mind, dear Aquarius. You might be thinking not only of getting a new job, but also of entering an entirely new field. This could be a positive development. However, don't be too impulsive and jump in without thinking. List your options, cross out the ones that aren't workable, and then do some research on the rest. Even though you may feel urgency, there is none.


My soon-to-be empty nest is speaking to me from all over the universe.  After a significant birthday a few years ago, my good friend Annie told me that the second half of her life was going to be different from the first half.  Her children are older than mine, and she was ahead of me in her thinking, but those words resonated with me then, and they sure do now.

I don't know what my second act is going to look like, but there is a large part of me that is ready for the curtain to rise.  Anybody else out there looking forward to your next act?

15 comments:

Debbie said...

Small world fellow Aquarian :)

February 15th here...was thinking of looking for a job today and was too sleepy LOL. I only know that it's going to be something I LOVE.

You still have some time to think on this, so like it says, just make lists and ponder. It will all be fine, I promise :)

TSannie said...

I'm ejoying my ~second act~ so far...but it's still evolving and I'm not sure exactly where it will finally lead me. I'm having fun getting there, though!

Kacey said...

My second act is smack in front of me. I'm so looking forward to it in many ways. I'm improving my photography, blogging, and anything else that captures my eye. Who knows where all this will lead me...

asthmagirl said...

I'm not exactly sure what my second act will look like. The players are not taking direction well. I've cut back on saying yes to things because I like the asker. And I want to learn more. Insatiable curiosity... that's me!

Meg said...

Second act is calling me too, and I CAN"T wait! I have already started the process of finding "myself" again...playing more Golf, finding the horse of my dreams, trying to figure out what to do with all that extra mula once my kids graduate from college...it will be like getting a raise! It will be so cool to get my kids on someone else's payroll, lmbo! I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up though...

Treasia said...

One more year of high school to go and then my second act starts. I have been giving lots of thought as to how and what I want it to be. So far though, no clue! I just know I do want it to be something I really want to do.

Krysta said...

I have a way to go before my second act but like your friend, I know it will be a lot different than the first.

Caution said...

My second act is defined as now that I'm in my mid-40's all my children are finally in school all day. I find comfort that not everyone knows what their second act will be. But I do know I'm ready!

Daryl said...

Another Aquarian here, February 7th ... and I had no idea I was considering another field ...

:-Daryl

Lisa J said...

Oh my goodness I so agree with you. I want NOTHING to do with law enforcement, or security or anything with guns etc. I want a new stage, a new audience, a new set of rules, a new gameplan. My retired life is great. People think you sit around and do nothing. I would love to have that for just one week, just one week of being bored would be great. I look in the paper every Sunday at the career section, I am taking a photography class and thinking about going back to college next semester. I have one degree, but I want a degree in photography, or maybe even go back and get my teaching certificate. Hummm I will have to think about this. It sounds like work to me!

noble pig said...

My second act is the vineyard, I can't wait, wait, wait.

Bear Naked said...

The way I have been feeling today I think I might have slipped into my third act.
Everything that could ache is today.
Hopefully I can get back on track because tomorrow I am having a new recumbant exercise bike delivered.

Egghead said...

Funny thing. I always imagined my second act to be so freeing....all four children raised and I would finally be able to do some things that I always wanted to. Well life smacks you right between the eyes sometimes and now I seem to have less time than when I raised my kids. Since my daughter died I have my granddaughters every weekend and one week day every week. I wouldn't trade it for anything even though I feel overwhelmed a lot. Just that life is certainly never what you plan.

My man in the moon said...

Being my daughters are older and have been so called out of the nest for a while now since one is 26 yrs old and the youngest is 24yrs old. I ave two wonderful grand children. I always dreamed that my second would be enjoying life with the other half. But being single it's gotten cloudy. So my second act so to speak of is finding my self and you I really am. I am still a mother of two wonderful daughters and a grand mother of two wonderful grand children. But to say who I am well I really can't figure that yet. I have spent my whole life caring and doing for others and putting my dreams to the side. I think my second should be to dream and start by making my self happy and take one step at a time.

imbeingheldhostage said...

I am. Unfortunately, I'm the idiot who did her child bearing years twice. So, even though I have one out in adulthood, I have one that's not even two yet. I will be starting my second chapter in 16 years and THAT's discouraging...