Your Ordinary World ~ The Quest of Living ~ Post 3

An Ordinary World is familiar and brings assurance.

And yet … your heart is restless.

Repeating a prior journey is not only impossible, it’s pointless.

The challenges of college, career, or kids have ended. Relics of the starry eyed teenage stage collect dust.

A new job, another cruise, or the French Cooking Class give only distraction, not direction. You are living the life you wanted, but a restless dissatisfaction is … palpable.

You are not suffering with depression and you don’t need a ‘midlife crisis.’

A shifting wind is stirring from an untold direction and you don’t have a map.


Eternity is calling the ancient question.
“Who am I?”

Coming to this foreign vista is unsettling. It feels deserted at best, godforsaken at worst.
That’s how a new journey starts.
You can’t outgrow the Hero’s Journey.
A new chapter is starting.

Only you can turn the page.

Ann is an author and artist. She's lived and worked in Korea, England and Germany as a counselor, college instructor and director of a family support center. Her master’s degree from Boston University encompassed studies at the University of Cambridge. Ann’s Flash History Biography series has reached international shores and covers: Eleanor Roosevelt ~ Unleashed, Golda Meir ~ True Grit, and Marie Curie ~ A Nobel Life. Ann lives in northern California enjoying her life with her adult children. She is currently working on her next book "Making Life Meaningful".


  1. Asi Efros

    I just love this blog !!! Every post is a ray of light beaming into a very scary dark forest. I know that I will enjoy the journey. Thank you, Ann !!!

  2. Thomas Oliver FELTON

    Very interesting and thought provoking. You tackle difficult subjects which are of interest to everyone. Thank you. Tom

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