Day Ten

Saturday – 10 January 2015
Day 10: Take a look at the hero’s journey, and identify where you are in that journey. Doing so can help you better understand where you are in life, and help you figure out where to go next. You can take it in the context of your entire life, or you can take it in the context of a certain phase of your life. Either way, you can be sure that you’re part of a greater journey, and knowing what comes next can help guide you along.

If I go with the “entire life” context, then I’d say that I’m somewhere in the Apotheosis and Resurrection phase:

Often, the Hero needs for all of his growth to come to a head and manifest itself all at once in a moment of enlightenment called apotheosis; this realization is the death blow to the old self and beliefs, and the embracing of the new; this is punctuated by a symbolic (sometimes literal) death and resurrection

My moment of enlightenment was learning and accepting that I was ready to get married and possibly start a family. (Fortunately, Sara! was amenable to both of these.) Becoming a husband and father was most definitely the “death” of my being single and whatever manner of “footloose and fancy-free” I may have been. My “resurrection” was becoming part of a greater whole and, later, a father.

It’s been an interesting part of the journey and I wouldn’t change it for anything.