Lemons are for throwing

Life is full of lessons. Lessons that sometimes repeat themselves, leaving you questioning the fruits of the lesson that you thought you learned before. Sitting there scratching your head wondering, “but, I thought I got it the last time….”

I can’t believe it can change in an instant. This life of ours. I have several friends who are going through some serious life changes, divorce, death, cheating, loss of jobs, and offers of new jobs across the country…Life as we know it can change in an INSTANT.

My life recently changed in an instant, for the better I’m sure, though it’s sometimes difficult to see it while you’re trying to adjust to this new life you’ve been forced to fit into. It’s like having to wear a shoe that’s just not quite the right size: uncomfortable, sometimes even painful, and really difficult to adjust.

So here I am once more.. in a totally different life. I couldn’t really put my finger on it before. I know it’s good, I know it’s going to take time to adjust, but why is it so darn hard to get out of the funk? Then it happened today. By the “it”, I mean that I realized that I am mourning the loss of an old life. I’ve shed that skin and feel naked. Today I saw my old life. It was weird, like looking in at my life from the outside, only I’m missing and no longer live that life. I have a new life…

It leaves me asking tough questions, “Who am I? Why am I here? Do I live my life with integrity? What am I going to do? Why do I do?” These are all good questions, but they’ve all led me to the most important question of all.. “How can I make the most of this life, this life as I know it right now, because it can change… in an instant.”

Special thanks to all of my friends and family who’ve been there to help me adjust to my new life. You know who you are. I am so very grateful for your presence in this present life.

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain..” -Vivian Greene.