Today, I’m asking a favor from all of you, take one minute to take a deep few breaths and remember this simple truth: You’re the author of your own story. We lose sight of this, and often, falling into this strange misconception that we’re just character actors in our own lives, that we’re not the star of our own show. We let others dictate our path, our joy, our peace with ourselves, and we do this in a million different ways. We start believing that the story we’re being told about ourselves is
The “Every passing minute...” line is something I tell my kids every single day. I believe I watched that movie with you and it too stuck with me. Instead of wasting time fretting in the past, take a deep breathe and move forward. Learn from the missteps with hope and optimism. ❤️
I'm turning 50 this year, and writing some completely new chapters. My entire life, anywhere I've lived, there have been other people living there too. 7 years ago, I bought a house that felt like home the moment I first walked the yard with the realtor. It's outside city limits on 3 acres. Neighbors are spread out and hidden among the trees. Wildlife abounds. I was married then, and we thought a new start would fix the problems in our relationship (only the address changed) and we'd spend our empty nest years here. Instead, kids moved back after college (at different times), and we divorced after 27 years. In a few weeks my daughter and her growing family are moving out to their own home in a neighboring town. For the first time in my life, I will be living completely by myself. It will be a major adjustment, but I'm looking forward to the opportunity to write my own story without anyone else as a subtext. Time to turn the page and start living the next chapter!
When I dumped the anger, the blame and all the bad stories a couple years ago, I was liberated to start a new life. I even changed my name and got a tattoo! However, it took the death of my mom - my very best friend to get there. Sometimes it takes a shock to the heart to make you realize that you make your life - nobody else. This is an amazing post today Tyler.