Today marks my 1 year anniversary of starting my blog and I wanted to thank everyone for following my journey for the past year.
There have been lots of highs and lows an many unexpected turns but when I look back on my year, I realize just how far I have come, how much I have learned and how strong I really am.
What I have learned:
The flooding – As most of you know, I had to evacuate my home 1 year ago almost to the day. The Calgary flood occurred on June 20th last year and I had to evacuate my home for 5 weeks. Through this experience, I discovered who my true friends were and what people are willing to do for me to show me love and support. It gave me a huge sense of gratitude for the people in my life, my home, my beautiful back yard and all the things that I have worked hard to create in my life. Although I lost all of my belongings that was stored in my storage locker, I feel like I was one of the lucky ones. Some people lost everything.
My breakup – Break ups and heartaches are never easy and although my relationship was difficult, it made me grow in ways that I don’t think I can even put into words. He was my teacher. We came into each others lives to teach each other things that no one else could teach us. We were so alike in so many ways and in others, we were polar opposites. If I am completely honest, these differences made me feel needy, insecure and desperate in our relationship. All things that I dislike but as strange as this may sound, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Now that all the hurt and pain is gone, I can see how it has made me into a much stronger woman and I can also appreciate and accept our differences. It helped me see my own true beauty and it made me realize that other people behaviors or beliefs can not steel my beauty or happiness from me unless I let them. I believe in love and I believe in monogamy. I also believe that there are men out there that believe in the same thing and when the next man comes into my life, I hope we build a beautiful life and a beautiful future together. Just him and I.
My surgery – My recovery from my surgery has given me a new perceptive on health. I have so much empathy for people who wake up everyday who are not well. My heart goes out to them!! Without health, it is so difficult to enjoy all the wonders that life has to offer, It is continuing to teach me patience. They say that post op infections are so dangerous and now I understand why. It has been over 6 months since my surgery and I am still fighting my infection. I have been on 8 different types of antibiotics and I have tried everything that I know of in my field of natural health to get rid of it. Just when I think it is gone, it comes back!! It has also taught me to accept other people’s help. This was a tough on for me because I am usually the one taking care of others. It is much easier for me to help others then accept it. I feel guilty that I am putting them out so I still need to work on this one!!
My body – I have so much new found appreciation for my body!! It is still struggling to heal and yet everyday, I wake up and it wants to play!!! It is amazing to me!!
Life is so interesting. The twists and turns and the leaps and bounds all get us to where we are today. I am so grateful for the wisdom and strength that I have gained over the last year.
Thank you for following my journey. Although my blog has come to end, I feel like I am just getting started…
All the best to all of you! xo