Reaching for the stars can be interpreted in various ways. To me, it awakens one’s inspirations, hopes, and dreams.
It’s funny how our hopes and dreams alter through life’s seasons. As a younger mother, intertwined with my children’s lives, my hopes and dreams revolved around them. Now, an empty nester, I can concentrate on what inspires me and brings me joy. Travel and time with loved ones are what’s most rewarding to me in what I hope is the third season of my life.
Experiencing new landscapes, cultures, and people is what I look most forward to, as I nurture my nomadic disposition. My reach for the stars is the reach for new experiences, new perspectives, and new adventures. My hope is that the last season of my life is brightly lit and sparkly from the many stars I collect in years to come.
Michal Bonell is the senior account manager and team supervisor for the Atlanta Jewish Times.