We live our lives in stages. We compartmentalize our lives. We look long and hard for a narrative that connects the bits and pieces, the hard stones, the brilliant gems, the glass shards that cut and the soft cushions that comfort. Our lives are both fictions and true tales, constructed and lived. Beneath these platitudes, bromides and hard-won perspectives is the over-arching reality that for the most part our lives have distinct phases. We are nurtured as children; we create careers and families as adults; and we then come to a spot where we make sense of it all, gain perspective and push on. What is sometimes known as the third phase.
Making sense of it all has become key to us. We love what we have done, what we are doing and we seek to try and understand how best to understand where we have been and where we are going. We experiment with silence, quiet, right living, exercise, joy, fun, new experiences, tried and true loves. There is no clear road map just a series of signposts and trail markers. We hope to report on what worked for us and what didn't. This isn't so much an instruction manual as it is an honest memoir with tips, hints and the odd recipe.