What Goes Around

Five years ago today, I went through the Atlanta airport on my way to Seattle to see my father for the first time in years. I was anxious about seeing my dad and had no idea it was the last time I would ever see my husband.

Today, I am going through the Atlanta airport on my way to Seattle to see my father for the first time in months. I am ecstatic about seeing him and my new husband is joining me on this trip.

I worried I would always dread this week in the year.

But there’s nothing to dread.

It may have been the week that ended my old life.

But it was also the start of my new and better one.

Thank you for sharing!

6 thoughts on “What Goes Around

  1. Carrie Reimer – I think everyone at one time or another thinks, "If I only knew then what I know now." I share my life experiences in hopes a few less people have to look back and want a "do over". Through my Lady Witha Truck blog I have spent over 10 years sharing my experiences while being in an abusive relationship with a man I consider to be a narcissist/psychopath and through my other blog, Reimer Reason I share lessons learned throughout the 60+ years of my life. No experience is a waste as long as you learn from it and if I can save someone else from making the same mistakes I made, then it makes it all worth while. I am an expert on my life, not yours, my opinions are my own, not yours, and I enjoy open respectful communication on most topics. If I don't have an answer I will research it until I do. I have a sweetheart of a dog named Stella, an 8 year old Pitbull, Mastiff cross. I am artistic, enjoy bringing new life to antiques, gardening, refurbishing and repurposing other people's "garbage", reading, writing and being outside in nature. I have a 38 year old son who I am extremely proud of and a 10 yr old granddaughter I don't see near enough. I live on welfare disability after a lifetime of working full time because I have heart failure. I have gone from being a homeowner and landlord to being homeless and living in my car and now live in a 34' 5th wheel RV trailer that I am fixing up, bought by my brother and mother. I believe life would be far less stressful, and drama filled if we all just lived honest to our core self and listened to our gut. I have found inner peace, something I didn't think truly existed. It isn't what most people think it is.
    Carrie Reimer says:

    Isn’t it amazing how an event can bring us to our knees with a pain we think will destroy us and then a mere few years later we find out that it was the catalyst that brought us to a much happier and full filling life than we ever could have imagined?! I am so happy for you, have a wonderful time!

  2. ThePhoenixEmbodied – unconventionallymoi.wordpress.com – Single mother - 8yr old, and an 8mth old. Busy is an understatement. Why yes, I guess I'll add attempting to keep up a blog to my list of things to do ;) Apparently, I'm a glutton for punishment. Survivor of abusive relationships; most recent one taking the cake. A demon with Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Never. Again.
    ThePhoenixEmbodied says:

    Yay for creating new and happier memories!

  3. momfawn – Visalia, CA – I am a sixty-something baby-boomer -- daughter, mother, wife (twice), grandmother, aunt, Independent Consultant with Close To My Heart -- retired and celebrating a life thoroughly lived.
    momfawn says:

    I am so glad you have come to this place in your life, Lisa. – Fawn

  4. Michelle – I am a middle-aged mother of three young men. After an unexpected divorce and the natural progression of children leaving the nest, I decided to get my masters. I am a non-traditional grad student learning to love my new norm. These are just some of my thoughts.
    Michelle says:

    Congratulations! You deserve it!

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