Today is the First Day of the Rest of my Life
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Undoubtedly, if you've followed my blog for any length of time, you realize the struggles I faced last year. The truth is, the whole mess started brewing in earnest a couple of years ago and is just now starting the last yards of its journey. How I got from there to here is an epic tale, but suffice it to say, it's nearing the end.
It was never my intention last year to let my blog devolve into a series of vague posts about my personal struggles. While it's true that my blog is definitely a personal look into my life, I've always strived to be personal without being too personal. I failed at that over the past year. Do I regret it? Looking back now, I can say that I do not. We all need a place, space, or person/people to work out our issues, and I am no different.
What started the downward spiral two years ago, and how I subsequently dealt with it, has brought me to this exact moment in my life. I've pondered on my life a lot lately, and I've had several breakthroughs, but over the past few days, I've really come full circle. I now know why I've dealt with things the way I have over the past few years which means I can now deal with it all properly.
It was an "a-ha!" moment honestly, an "I'm awake at 2:00 a.m." moment when realization washed over me. While I won't get into details, I can say with certainty that everything makes sense now and I feel I can finally move forward - baby steps if needed - in a new direction. Trust me, I really need a new direction.
Today, I have a chance to start what I hope will be the first of many great changes and chances that will redefine my life and create my best year ever.
Remember when I talked about the Five-Year Shift? My current one is in full swing.
I'm ready to reinvigorate my writing career with a new book and a new path. I'll be giving you glimpses into that starting next month. Of course, if you sign up for my newsletter (upper left-hand corner) you can find that information there first before here. I'll also be gearing up for a new short story series for my March newsletter, so don't miss out!
I've got some cool posts on the horizon as well that you won't want to miss. Stay tuned for it all.