In this lesson of Discover What’s Next: Living Life on Purpose, I was asked to describe my personal life spiral of plateaus, triggers, limbo, and new plateaus. How has my journey shaped who I am and where I am right now?
Wow, that’s a lot of digging into my eternal self, but I’m up for the effort.
I first started blogging back in 2009 when my husband was laid off from his position of 20 years as a result of the “downturn” and thus, our lives became redefined. I figured what the heck, let’s make lemonade so I began planning the adventure to relocate and start all over again. I viewed the job loss as a sign for change.
I decided if I was going to embrace this gear change and be honest with the world, I’d blog about this process not only for myself but for others who might be going through some of the same upheavals. It felt cathartic putting my life out there for others to consume. I further discovered that people were reading about my trials and expressed respect for my honesty.
Don’t get me wrong, moving to a new state and starting over continues to be a challenge of identity and faith in one’s self, but I don’t regret the opportunity to stretch and find out what I’m made of.
Just when it seemed life was settling down, I was diagnosed with both Colon and Breast Cancer last year and another log was thrown on the fire. I decided straight off that I was not going to assume the outcome but travel with faith and believe that I could meet this challenge with the support of God, family, and friends.
The medical care I have received and continue to benefit from is amazing! I truly believe God sent me to Charlotte because he knew these trials were ahead and wanted to make sure I could avail myself of the best treatment possible.
Livinginthemoment2015 is a result of my desire to chronicle my experience so my family and friends would know how I was doing on a regular basis. I’ve said this before and continue to believe that facing my mortality happened because God loves me so much he wanted me to grow into a stronger, more spiritual person. It worked! I’ve had the time of my life and met some incredible people so I don’t see my diagnosis as a negative, but rather a remarkable chapter in my life’s story. I quoted this in my previous post but it bears repeating:
I’m exclamation pointing it all the way as I evolve in my pursuit of continued enlightenment. So much happier than ever because of this glimpse of the other side. With boundless energy and curiosity, I’m determined to make the most of my life because tomorrow is certainly not promised.
I invite you to join me on the road to discovery with the online course: Discover What’s Next: Living Life on Purpose.