It is Tuesday morning. After taking time to reflect on my blog dilemma I have decided to continue this endeavour. I will not shy away from the truth. I will tell my story here as honestly and openly as I can. If there are readers here who cannot understand, so be it. I believe there are just as many, if not more who can and will relate to what I write about. I believe my story, with all its ups and downs, is a timely one. We all face our own share of adversity. It is the actions we take to solve these problems that matters most.
The world is a rather crazy place. I am merely trying to make sense of my life within it and to forge a path to a better place for my family. I admit I have self doubts, but I also have a whole lot of faith . Tenacity is my forte. I certainly will not give up now. I found a quote from Steve Jobs awhile back that relates well to my train of thought.
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma- which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other people's opinions drown out your inner voice and most important have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you want to become."
I will continue to write for these reasons. This is not a self indulgent activity but one of reaching out to the people around me. Who knows? It might even create opportunity for healthy dialogue and humanize what is surely not a unique life situation. I am, after all, not the only one to have ever gone through a divorce or had a child who is having rough times. Now is the time for me to reach out, to seek help and not shy away even if my words might strike some uncomfortable chords. Seize the day.
So I begin this week renewed in spirit, grateful for my children, thankful for my life and the freedom to grow in a new direction. As I rebuild I will loosen my grip on situations over which I have no control and tighten my hold in the areas where I can make a difference. Like getting on with my biscuit baking for instance! In doing so I will discover a balance.
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