I’ve been meaning to write a post for about three weeks now outlining a few recent changes in my life.
First and foremost, I moved from the smaller city I’ve been living in for a little over a decade to a much larger one in my state. I am originally from around where I have moved to and am very excited to be “home”. Of course it’s been so long since I’ve actually lived here, that while things are familiar, a lot has changed and is new. I desperately needed a change in my life for multiple reasons and in multiple ways. This was just one on the list.
Secondly, I got a new job! To make matters even more exciting, the company I am working for covers SRS!!!!!!!!!!! My life has gone from “surgery or buy a house?”, “surgery or travel?”, “surgery or children?” to “I can have both!” As just stated, this is a game-changer of the highest level, and has lifted a weight off my shoulders that I didn’t realize was so heavy. I am learning a lot in my new position and I can not say enough about my colleagues. They are all accomplished and impressive, but most importantly, kind and patient. I have not had the best luck on the kindness or patience front in multiple situations in my life. I am extremely grateful to be working for this company and with these people.
The thing that makes all of this so incredible is that I did it on my own. I worked hard. I never quit. I never gave up. I never accepted that my situation was unchangeable. I’m proud of myself. I didn’t acknowledge it until things finally started to change for the better, but there were some really dark times last year. Looking back on those times now, I’m so glad I saw myself through them.
That’s not to say I didn’t have support; I did. I don’t know how I’ll ever repay my family, a few close friends and some new acquaintances for their advice, support and cheer-leading. The only way I really know how to even attempt it is to continue living well and to pay it forward for others.
So, here’s to new beginnings and to the future. A future that looks bright for the first time in a long time.