You are Not Alone–in Being Alone, Pt.1

Okay, I’ll give it to you straight. There are posts on what to call your posts so search engine vacuums suck in readers. Turns out the #1 title you can post is, You Are Not Alone.

I was mulling about this title when I opened a post by recent Whitworth University graduate, Elise Page at In the midst of grappling with coming of age in the raw 21st century, she writes, “We are all in a position where we must try to become adults in the face of the worst economy in decades, in an age where people marry later. We are incredibly alone.”

My heart sank. Here was the need statement to support the highly touted title.

I placed these two together:

We are incredibly alone.”

“You are not alone.”

I wept. How can a grandmother in the 7th decade of life speak into the lives of this coming-of-age generation and be heard?

How can I let them know, they are not alone?

What wisdom have I gleaned in the 40 years since I tossed my mortarboard over the rainbow at a Whitworth University commencement to capture their attention?

Believing that the Flourishing Life is our heart’s cry and what we were created for—What can I offer as a glimmer of hope?

(Knowing also that posts should be somewhere between 250 and 350 words, it’s time to bring this segment to a close with the promise of more to come. You really didn’t expect an answer this soon, did you?)

So may I offer some temporary encouragement? Given the popularity of the title You are Not Alone, know there must be millions desperately seeking a fully committed, life companion in a flourishing economy!

The answer that first comes to mind is to take hope, Elise. To you and your generation—you are not alone!

Marlee Huber ~ Advocating for Your Flourishing Life!

About Your Flourishing Life

As a child, Marlee Huber loved to ramble through gardens sampling juicy berries and delighting in the heady fragrance of roses. As an adult, she thrills at maintaining a country garden in the foothills of the Washington Cascades. Something happened in 2012 that changed everything for Marlee. She followed the love of her life as he bicycled across the continent from their home in the NW to his brother's home in the Virginia. Ninety days later she came home and has never been the same. After photographing the backroads and hamlets across America--all on auto, she came home and took an online photography course, read dozens of books on technique and vision and stepped out into a new career. Her passion is coaching young people to discover their brilliance. She calls it Life-Themes Coaching and during one nearly half-day session, she unpacks what makes you brilliant and one of a kind. Then she matches the discoveries with a photography session where she tells the story of your life with her camera. In her personal life, she is a wife, mother, and grandmother delighting in her flourishing family!
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