Closing Another Chapter
Books are often a metaphor for life, mine being no exception - maybe even more so seeing as I'm a writer. Having said that, I'm closing the chapter on the last twenty years of my life and starting a new one. Much like seeing the Sun on the horizon, it's the beginning of a new day, and the possibilities are endless. It took a lot of time, contemplation, and rough days to make it here, but I made it regardless.
So many things have changed - and continue to change - that it almost feels surreal. If you would've told me five years ago that in five years I'd be divorced, that I'd be halfway to being an empty-nester, that I'd have a career that I love, that I'd be almost debt-free, that I'd be moving into my own place, and that I'd finally be pursuing my dreams, I wouldn't have believed you. For sure, I would've wanted those things to happen, but I felt so trapped at the time that it would not have seemed possible.
Yet, here I am, moving in exactly the direction I could have only dreamed about five years ago. The peace and happiness I feel are immeasurable. Indeed, I finally, truly feel like myself again and it's oh-so-good to be back. Even better, this is having a ripple effect on my life, leading me to treat my physical health better, to start writing in earnest again, and to have better relationships with those closest to me.
I'm excited for my future and all the possibilities it holds. No looking back, only looking forward.
I hope you're having a great week and looking forward to the weekend. I'm working, once again, on a book I started after The Box and it's going to be a fun ride. I'll be posting an excerpt within the next few months, so make sure you stay tuned for that!