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“I want to hop on the last train in the station"

Updated: Nov 6

“I want to hop on the last train in the station” that line from an Arlo Guthrie song keeps popping up in my mind. Every day I get offers on LinkedIn on how to get my next degree, Bachelors or Master. If it had been five or ten years ago, I would have responded, but now I know that it is too late. The fact is that I am 70 years old, and I will never be able to recover a master’s program financially before I die. There is a time for everything. The difficult task is to acknowledge this and to move on with grace. Grace is the key to old age, I have found. Maybe we don’t like to get the cancer diagnosis, and I remember the feeling that my diagnosis was the end of my life. But, in some way, it is also an immense blessing—a call to be present in the now. I am currently focusing on being humble enough to hop on that last train to glory and not worry about anything else. That’s my journey right now. Grace is to know that each day we live is a call for humility and endless grace.


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