Stevie Nicks Wise Women

Like us all, I've lived some life, seen some stuff. Survived and thrived in equal parts along the way.

But it seems like every girlfriend I catch up with lately has a soul-rocking, value-shifting, priority-crushing crisis they're trying to deal with. (Me too.)

It might be age and stage. It might be the people in my tribe. It might be something in the water. 
But I don't think so. 

I think we're 'of age', and that life has simply caught up - that ageing parents, broken marriages, challenging kids, stumbling or hard-fought careers, death, dementia, depression, destruction, addiction, exhaustion - all of this is circling in, and that like it or not, this stuff is just part of what Stevie Nicks says is the "seasons of life". Seems to me the season is now.

What I do know is that the life stuff is not going to go away, and it's not going to get any easier. The universe is bigger than us. Random acts of illness, of injustice, of natural and human disaster, will keep happening. Humanity will perpetuate its own path. There is only so much we can control, only so much we can do, on any given day. 

So as Stevie said, it's about sailing through the tides and not letting the temporary landslides bring you down.

The stuff of life and its shifting weights can make you weary, teary, feary. But time will make you bolder, and it's the women in your life who will see you through those seasons. Find them again, keep them close, and aim for thrive.

No matter the season, we're all in this together. Mx

WISE WOMEN Project 2016. ✂️ 
A collaborative, creative storytelling project by Madeleine Grummet + Mignon Stewart.
Watch this space.

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