New Beginnings

I really enjoy following Heather Stillufsen on Facebook. Her work as an artist and writer speaks to me and so often directly reflects what I am feeling in my day to day life. Today is exactly one of those days when I feel like she has written and created just for me. I found these two Facebook posts of hers this morning. It is after seeing these that I decided to write a little bit about me. I think now is the perfect time to share some of what I am going through. This week, I begin a new chapter in my life. Our family home in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been sold. Some of you know that I have made the decision to move to the Columbus, Ohio, area to be closer to family. My daughters Andrea and Emily both live here as well as my sister, brother-in-law, and 2 nieces. I'm currently staying at my sister's house in Westerville until my house just 10 minutes away is ready for me to move into in August. It's wonderful to share family time more often, and I'm grateful to all my family and friends in helping with my decision making and move.

I'm so happy that I am now closer to family, but this move also comes with some fear, nervousness, and anxiety. Life doesn't always go as planned, but I believe in my heart God has a plan for me. With all the changes in my life, I am forced to learn and grow in ways I probably wouldn't have otherwise. Will I be ok making a new life for myself in a new city? Can I make it and be happy again? I believe in my heart the answer to these questions is YES. Yes, because I CHOOSE to be ok, in fact, better than ok. I choose to be grateful for my past as it will always be a part of who I am, and I choose to be happy for all the good in my life, past, present, and future. Yes, it is scary, but I have the love and support of so many people to help me find my way. But, in the end, it really comes down to ME making the decision to put myself first and take care of me. I'm not especially good at this as I am used to caring for others. Yes, I can and will continue to care for others, but I am learning to make myself a priority too. I'm going to follow my heart and will learn and grown and blossom.




You can always contact me through my email and phone number which remain the same, and 513-641-6592. My temporary address is 7657 Milford Ave, Westerville, OH 43082.

Thank for letting me share my story. Wishing you all happiness and peace today and always.

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