Can you believe it? Not only are we closing out another year, we are closing out another decade! (Technically, I know that the new decade doesn’t actually begin until the year 2021, but for me the last ten years have been a decade to remember).
Reflecting on a Decade
I’ve done a lot of reflecting over the last couple of weeks and I have come to the obvious conclusion that I am not the same person I was as I entered into the 2010’s. Not even close.
A lot can change in ten years! Agree?
In 2009, I ended an emotionally abusive marriage and was a very broken and scared woman. The only thing that kept me going at that point was protecting my three daughters. I’ve come a long way in ten years!
Since ringing in the year 2010, I have watched my daughters graduate from high school, graduate from college, and get married. They have grown into some pretty terrific humans.
I, too, had some pretty dramatic changes. I met and married my most perfect match and gained a bonus daughter with him. This past decade, my family grew from four to nine!
Like I said, a lot can change in ten years.
If you would have asked me ten years ago if I wanted to write a blog, I would have laughed at you. But here I am...and I love everything about writing.
I spent the last 30 years drafting, proofing and writing legal documents for attorneys. I cannot tell you how refreshing it is to write for myself and to be able to write about topics I love.
2019 was the year I started my blog. I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous about it. In fact, I'll admit that I get nervous every time I click "Publish".
Don't let anyone ever tell you that you are too old to start something new. I'm 51 and only discovered my new passion when I hit menopause a few years ago. My desire to share my journey into natural hormone balance was a way I can honor my mother, while helping other women at the same time. The reception has been overwhelming and for that I am thankful.
I am not the same person I was in 2010. Far from her. I like the person I am as I move into 2020.
I am excited for my future! Each new day is a gift and challenge that I am ready to take on.
This next decade will bring on new adventures for my husband and me.
- My husband is retiring from photography in 2020 and is moving on to real estate development.
- I plan to continue to write my blog and grow my business (something I never dreamed I would be doing). I love working for myself, but more importantly, I love that two of my daughters are running alongside me.
- The best thing ever about this next decade: GRANDCHILDREN! I've been told it will happen in the next couple of years. I'm ready. I never thought I would be excited about being a grandmother, but I am.
Reflecting on a Decade...
What were the biggest changes in your life over the last ten years? Where do you see yourself heading in the next ten years? I would love to know.
I want to close by saying THANK YOU! I wish nothing but good blessings for you and your families as we close out this year and start a new one.
Live healthy, my friends, and remember that age is just a number.