I saw major obstacles in the form Honorary member grumpy old man club telling it like it is shirt by T-shirtat completing a challenging project, setting a difficult boundary, going outside my comfort zone, and showing up for a long-overdue medical procedure. Will I get through this? I wondered. Yesterday, I noticed it was time to turn the calendar page over to September. But rather than simply turning the page, I came to a full stop in the midst of my busy day. It was as if I was sticking a pin in a spinning globe to say, “I am here.” I refused to take another step until I acknowledged my current location and the distance I’d traveled. I’m such an expert at Looking Ahead That I often miss the ground I stand upon. But yesterday I didn’t. I put on my walking shoes and set out until I found a good resting place.