Give me a time of year, and I’ll be able to recall memories and where I was at any given time. Having an excellent memory is a double edged sword but there’s still much potential in reflection.
At this time four years ago, my marriage was rapidly disintegrating. Immense darkness, emotions, turmoil and uncertainty were about to descend and I couldn’t have imagined the brilliance of light beyond all of that mess.
At this time two years ago, I was rapidly approaching the end of divorce. The end of a fifteen month fifteen day process that technically ended in March but January and February involved a lot of loose ends finally being knotted. The end of what felt like endless limbo.
Today, I’m jumping into yet another new business. The difference is that it feels SO different and light that I can no longer deny it. I just completed an update to my Business Sorority membership and the most beautiful part was owning that it’s mine alone and not at all tied to anyone else.
I’m a writer. Have been all my life and I’ve spent decades denying it. I work with words and they work through me.
Reflecting on everything, the absolute best people situations and connections are easy and effortless. They feel so damn FUN.
That’s the current and ongoing benchmark – does it feel fun?
The more I allow myself to feel and intuitively give in to what just feels right, the more magic surrounds me.
Four years ago I was deeply in survival mode. Two years ago I was still stunned and finding my foundation. Today, I am surrounded by and am continuing to embrace magic in more moments than I ever dreamed possible.
The really cool part is that there are people who’ve been with me through this entire journey and new people I never dreamed could actually exist.
I’m so proud of how far I’ve come and give myself immense credit for alllllll of the work I’ve done. It hasn’t ever been easy but it’s always been worth it. As am I.
I did a new vision board for the first time since early 2017.The contrast between the two hit me really hard…I am not that girl and she’s no longer me. For that I’m so grateful.
Reflection can bring brilliant awareness of just how far I’ve come these past years. As well as the opportunity to embrace new opportunities and unapologetically shine even brighter than ever before. Onward. And stay tuned for more on my writing, LOTS is unfolding behind the scenes right now.
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