So here we go! In May of 2015 I started this blog to help me work through an unexpected divorce. What began as a journey to find my passions by doing a new activity every week for a year, eventually became a place where I could grow, mourn, love, and express myself through writing. Writing, which I’ve realized is my truest passion (among a handful of other amazing activities!).
I’ve hesitated for the past 16 months to share this blog with the world. I’m not sure why exactly, fear mostly I think? Of sharing too much, or offending people? But after an incredible week of soul searching and adventure in the Canadian mountains, I know that I’m finally ready to put it out there and share my experiences and innermost thoughts and emotions. And here’s the real truth:
The past two years have been the hardest and most rewarding of my life. It began in August of 2014 when I suffered the first of two miscarriages, and in peaked in January of 2015 when my husband told me he was leaving me for another woman. Cue an epic amount of pain that has since led to an even more epic amount of growth, self-love, clarity, gratitude and a firm belief that everything that happens to you is the very best thing that could be happening.
After a week in the mountains (where I truly believe my soul calls home), I spent my last night yesterday lying on a blanket in a clearing, surrounded by mountains, star gazing and sharing life stories with people I believe were meant to come into my life right now. We were all drawn to share that experience, all writers from Ontario who found themselves in Banff at the same age and same time, and all seeking to live our very best lives. It was truly incredible and I believe more than ever that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be right now.
You’ll notice I’ve been writing sporadically on here…sometimes every few days, sometimes every few weeks and even longer at times. Moving forward I will be committing to writing much more frequently because hey, I LOVE it! And if you can’t make time for the things you love in life, you’re wasting your precious gift of time on this planet. Live your passions every day ❤️
Happy reading! Til next time (in a few days!!)…XO