The Third Quarter
By: Joey Uva Enoch
I feel like I am beginning the third quarter of my life. I moved from Oklahoma to California exactly 25 years ago. I moved from the center of Los Angeles with the hustle and bustle of it all to the West Valley on my twenty-fifth anniversary in California, on the very same weekend that I first moved to California.
I feel my life is becoming much more peaceful. I’m not sure if it’s the more mature me, the more spiritual me, or simply something that happens as you age and grow into a more rounded individual.
I am finding that some of the things in life that I found so important when I was younger simply aren’t anymore. I am finding the things I took for granted when I was younger are now becoming more important to me.
I am finding it easier to let the opinions of others be exactly that, their opinion. But, I also find myself putting on their shoes to try and understand why they might think or feel they way they do.
I have become much more comfortable in my own skin. I find myself more interested in the differences in people and find myself driven to understand them.
I am finding it easier to let those little things that are not so important fall by the wayside and just let life be. I am becoming more patient. I am finding it easier to let life happen, to focus on the things I can control and let the universe take care of the things I have no control over.
I feel I am entering the best days of my life. I am only four years from fifty and find myself becoming more at peace with life and who I am -the third quarter. I wouldn’t change anything that I have been through as it has all brought me to today.