Some Roads are meant to be Traveled Alone

So we all know the phrase “You Can’t go through Life Alone” and in a lot of ways that phrase sits very true, but also for some situations it’s not. I think at this point in my life I’m starting to find out the hard way and it’s not easy to deal with.

Anyway, last year I remarried someone that I had been dating on and off for about 2 years and before the year was over I was divorced again. Yes divorced. As I have explained in previous blog posts, I felt a little alone since my kids had found their own lives and are adults now. I was looking for love and life again and finding myself. I guess that road got kind of scary for me. The thought of getting older and being alone and not having a life partner was not what I wanted for my life so when my ex-husband asked me to marry him. I quickly accepted him, knowing he was not what I wanted in a husband, but somehow, I thought I could still create a happy life with him. When in reality I was looking for happiness in him. Which was not right. And it’s funny he would always tell me that but I never wanted to see it. Well once he won the worst husband of the year award and showed me who he really was I decided to end the marriage. After that marriage ended I felt like such a failure and did not want to talk to anyone and tell them that the man I just married, I have now divorced. So, I kept it to myself; well that became torturous and forced me to really sit down and have a long look at myself and ask myself some tough questions that I didn’t want to answer. And the answer was the journey to finding my own happiness is no one’s but my own and I can’t expect to lean on anyone along the way or ill become dependent and never find it. It meant that my happiness journey was meant to be traveled alone. Who wants that? But I had to realize it is very necessary and you know what it’s not half bad. I still have my days where I get a little dependent on friends and family but for the most part, I’m doing great. I’m actually starting to like being alone and having moments of solitude and a bit antisocial.

Through this process, I have learned to wear my big girl drawers and walk alone and be happy doing it. I’m rediscovering my hobbies and even my career path. I’m learning to love and enjoy me more whether it includes someone or not. So, as you can see life is far from easy, we all definitely need a friend or shoulder to cry on at times, but again some paths are simply meant to be traveled alone.

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Thanks for Reading,

Empress…….

 

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Starting Over and Finding My Happy Place!

Starting Over, how does one do that? Is there a particular way? I’m clueless. Anyone that knows me, knows my life started very early. I was on my own at the tender age of 13. I was practically homeless but pregnant at 14 and had 3 young children by the time I was 18 years old. A child raising children. In this current place in my life, although I wish my life had started differently, I also would not change it for the world. Why, because my children were my saving grace. Not having parents that were actually parenting and having no direction, discipline, or guidance could have sent me on so many different paths like trying drugs, partying, and not being a responsible parent to my children.  But through God’s grace, I was focused on being the mother to my children, I did not have. I could not bear the thought of 3 little people looking up to me and I could not provide.

My road was not an easy one and I will write a book if I began to tell my story, but again I would not change it for the world. It has made me who I am today. But by staying steadfast in my faith in God and depending solely on him and never giving up; I have been fortunate to not have tragic issues in my life. I have been able to maintain and to this day I have 3 beautiful children that are doing great and healthy and happy in life. With that being said, that’s what brings me to my blog post.

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Now that my kids are all grown and young adults, I’m starting over and I’m confused on where to start. I am still young, divorced, and have dreams. But being a mom and having to take care of everyone for all those years has left me confused as to what to do with all of this free time I have now. I don’t know what to do with myself. It’s like I have forgotten who I am, what I like, and what I want from my life. I guess I’m learning the little lady I was never able to be, due to becoming and instant adult in my childhood.  My days are lonely, scary, but exciting and great at the same time.  I have a good job as a claims adjuster, but it’s not fulfilling and each day I’m wanting more and more to be my authentic self and not do what I feel is required of me. I want to write, be free, live like I never have, see the world, and most of all help others to seek their best life like I am doing now.

I have no set plan so far. I will take it each day at a time. Appreciate life as it is now and enjoy each day because it won’t come again. I will start journaling all my plans and goals and try not to procrastinate and move full speed ahead because If I don’t just jump in, I will start to convince myself not to try and accomplish my goals out of fear of failure.  I do know the world is beneath my feet right now and I’m ready to crawl, walk, and run to my happy place and destination. Oh, I can’t wait till I get there!!

 

Thanks for reading,

Empress

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