I went for a walk and sorted out some feelings today. I'm feeling better about the situation, and thought I would share some of the lovely photos of my walk... along with my thoughts. I hope that it might help someone else going through a life change.
The journey begins
At first, I was feeling quite down and like a failure at the dreams that I've 'lost', such as: in my childhood I wanted to be a teacher or stay at home and be a homemaker. As an adult I wanted to work in the holistic field. I've done all those and instead of thinking of them as a loss or failure I now think of them as experiences that I wanted and did. I can check them off my list! More like, yay me... look at my accomplishments!! Look at the adventures I've wanted and actually did in my life, so far.
A tiny frog, smaller than my thumb nail.
As a matter of fact, as I look back now, I can't see myself teaching yoga again or doing anything in the holistic health field. Likely, in a couple years, I'll look back at being a homemaker and shudder at the lack of independence and adult contact I had.
Beautful wild flowers on the trail
So, now that I'm not beating myself up anymore and am not so much mourning the loss of family time and a great 10+ years with my home and dependents, I'll try to focus on the next adventure. I have a love of the outdoors and minimalism and adventure/experiences. I hope that within the next few weeks something jumps out at me and says THIS is your next amazing adventure!
A wild rabbit on the way home
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