As I clicked send on a very important email today, I started thinking about closure. This phase of my project is at an end. There is a lot of work to do down the road, but for now I’m closing a chapter and moving forward. A younger version of myself might have jumped directly into the next project but if I’ve learned nothing else in my life, it is that all things require proper reflection as we move away from them.
Of course, no inner dialogue on closure is complete without some examination of past relationships, memories of lost loved ones and even the progression of my professional life. As easy as it might be to dwell on the painful things in life, I make myself look at the good as well. When I think of loved ones I’ve lost, I try to think about what I’ve learned from them and what they meant to me. When I think of past relationships, I try to see how they shaped the person that I am today. And when I look at my professional life, I see an interesting mix of experiences that have led me to this place and this day where I am writing a blog post about closure.
So, my project is done, the fruits of my labor sent out into the world. I’m going to take this moment to reflect on how much of my heart went into that project and seek some closure so that I am fully ready for whatever happens next.
I'm generally pulled in a million different directions and I wouldn't trade it for the world. Here's a glimpse of my life - hope you enjoy it! And if there's a big lapse between posts, well, that's the way life goes in Amy's world.