Last year I was so wrapped up in the turmoil of my trying to save my marriage, that I didn’t stop to evaluate what it was that I was wanting to accomplish in 2018. At that time I had been putting all of my effort, energy, focus on my failing marriage wanting to prove to my husband that he should choose me, that he should choose the vows and promises we had made to each other. If you’ve read my “About Me” page, then you know that despite my efforts, my marriage couldn’t be saved – I wasn’t the choice my husband made.
So it is with a different place in life, a different outlook, a different view point that I start 2019. Already I have started to focus more on what it is I would like to accomplish in life and what brings me joy. I’ve never been big on making resolutions, but I suppose the start of this new blog is one. I want to focus on the things that bring me joy; I want to focus on the relationships that make my life whole; I want to continue to say “yes” to new adventures.
My lifestyle has certainly changed the past few months, but the people who are most important to me haven’t. I may not always have the money to do the things that I would like, but I’ve already begun to learn that where there’s a will there’s a way, as cliché as that sounds. 🙂 In one sense I’ve learned to slow down and appreciate those who are in my life, to spend more time with them, to set aside my work to have dinner with friends or to enjoy one more cup of coffee, or to watch that Hallmark movie that’s on because it brings a lightness to my heart. But in another sense, I’ve also learned not to let opportunities pass me by: if there’s a race that I want to do, I will find a way; if there’s a get-together that I’ve been invited to, then I will find a way to be with those people. I’m re-learning what it means to bring joy and happiness in my life and in 2019 I will be doing it one day at a time.