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This is lovely. Thanks for sharing. We are all going through variations on this theme, and its nice to know others feel the same. I also think it's not just about us and who we are as individual people driving these concerns. I think American culture plays a huge role in deluding us into believing we can have it all and stay sane. It's not possible, and our culture is increasingly neurotic for it, all of us chasing our tails as it were. Some things have to give. You're a writer. Contemplate writing your memoir at 93 and having to relate to your reader the most important things you did in your life, what you did that mattered most to you. What will those be? Also, you're a Viking. Trust the Norns and listen to the Icelanders who say "Þetta reddast." Everything will be okay and work out just as it should.

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