Respite is over

Happy Wednesday! (or what ever day you happen to stop by)

A tree growsIt’s been a month since I’ve written, one very long month. There was a lot of things going on that I couldn’t control. It took everything I had to get through each day, some days were worse than others. But here I am, 30 days later, and the universe hasn’t destroyed me. I view myself as a fighter, a tough kid born and raised on the south-side of Chicago. Sometimes even the strong have to step back from life, focus on the moment, and gain energy so they can move forward again.

These last several weeks, I couldn’t move forward, so I just stepped back to regain my energy. So here I am today, ready to put on the boxing gloves and take back my life.

During my time away, I also took time to reflect on my future. What do I want? Where do I want to go? I realized in order to keep moving in the right direction, I had to let go of excess baggage. I resigned from a volunteer job that I thought I wanted to do and suddenly I see so many opportunities available to me. Lots! of opportunities, because I’m putting my personal and professional interests first. Something I haven’t done in several years. What a relief to make this decision! There is more weight that has to go, but I’m still working out those ideas. Always a journey for me, always new opportunities.

Ok now, where are my scissors? It’s time to dust off the sewing machine. I’m ready for this. The respite is over.

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