In This Place…a new beginning!
This week, I say goodbye to a physical home and life I’ve lived in for 11 years. It was the first place I bought and moved into after my divorce in ‘2005.
In this place, I’ve hosted weddings, showers, birthdays, and graduations.
In this place, I walked through grief, disappointment, rejection, pain, and addiction.
In this place, I weathered hurricanes, tornados, snake scares, and break-ins.
In this place, three of my dear fur babies went on to doggie heaven.
In this place, many struggles were lived.
But with all the challenges I faced, each were met with even greater emotions of victories.
It was in this place, that I studied and received my certifications for my life work today, in health and wellness.
It was in this place, that I started my own business as a personal trainer, and now health and lifestyle coach.
It was in this place, that I wrote my first book.
It was in this place, I discovered my own likes and dislikes.
It was in this place, I watched my children grow from being teenagers to evolving into beautiful adults, who are now pursuing their own passions and purpose.
It was in this place, I found love again.
It was in this place my faith bloomed and I once again, began to trust in man.
It was in this place, I discovered there was enough love left in me to embrace new fur babies.
It was in this place, I began to use the gifts God gave me that I had allowed to lie dormant far too long.
It was in this place, I turned 50 and now living in the prime of life.
It was in this place, I found me.
Deep into boxes, bubble wrap and tape, I find myself reflecting over all these years. Filtering through pictures, videos, bedding, dishes, and everything that comes with a move, I am jolted with a memory for each object. It’s bittersweet.
Through the tears, and smiles as I spend the next week saying so long to a place that served me well for over a decade, I am at peace🙏🏼 This year has been one of the most challenging years I’ve ever faced. Yet, there is a feeling of excitement and anticipation for what’s next. It’s a time of downsizing everything in my life. I call it my, “making room for increase” chapter 😊. This has truly been a year for decluttering. It was in March, that I was walking my dogs behind my house when I prayed and told God that while He had me on the operating table to go ahead and remove anything and everything that wasn’t going to be in my next life chapter. And, boy did He do it! But, I have no regrets. All of the good and bad experiences helped to shape me into the woman I am today, and to learn more about who I am. And, I’m proud of her. I’m not perfect in any way, but I know who I once was and I see how far I’ve come. I’m not where I want to be, but thank God I’m not where or who I used to be. I am a much better version of the woman God intended.
So, I run into this new season with my arms wide open. Ready for new memories, new experiences, and new love. I can’t wait to see what God has planned next! Stay tuned😊