I hadn’t heard of this till the other day – a facebook friend commented on how the Saturn Return had definitely visited her. What? So I googled it, of course, to find that every 30ish years Saturn returns to the same place in your natal chart as it was when you were born – hence Saturn Return. It is said to bring great upheaval and change – starting anywhere from 27 through to 30 years of age.
Well I certainly can’t argue with that. After going through a divorce, meeting my amazing partner, and moving from the town I was born in (and to be honest thought I would never leave), there have certainly been some major changes happening in the last couple of years of my life.
And here I am at 30 (and a half, technically), with my whole life stretching before me. I’m not sure exactly where I thought I would be at 30 – with a family, for sure; maybe a published writer? Working as a nurse if you go by my grade 3 “what I want to be when I grow up”. The funny thing is, I don’t ever remember wanting to be a nurse – except for one conversation with my mother who was trying to get me to be a doctor instead. My response – “girls can’t be doctors”.
So where am I? Well I have the family – 2 beautiful children and of course, my aforementioned partner. I write, but I am not published. Maybe this will be the year. I have a novel in the works – going through the second edit now. This time it has been painfully slow, I read it and hate (almost) every word. But I will push on – it won’t edit itself.
I am a stay at home mum, and I wouldn’t change that for the world, although sometimes a little extra cash in my pocket wouldn’t go astray. I also do some volunteer work, as an archivist. I am ashamed to say I am not as motivated about this as I once was.
I hope that Saturn Return has not finished with me just yet, a push towards best selling publication would be awesome. But regardless of what is to come I can definitely say:
I’m looking forward to life, at 30.