After I resigned from my teaching position last May, I wasn’t sure about how I felt. About anything. I kept expecting to feel something; freedom, fear, excitement…but I just didn’t feel. I’m usually a very introspective person with a clear line to my emotions, but not this time. So confused.
A wise friend told me to nurture my inner child. She told me that girl is still in me. So, first I had to find her. That’s when I remembered her; the little girl who used to run away, only to be found at the local elementary school in the kindergarten class. The little girl who used to beg to go to summer school. The little girl who used to take care of her sister and brother like she was their mama. The little girl, now a grown woman, who lost her brother to suicide. 💔 I’ll stop here.
Well, dear Lydia, our conversation had a profound effect on how I choose to treat myself and the choices I make. I’m so grateful for PeeWee’s Big Adventure because it helped me heal, both physically and emotionally. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to renew my relationship with my great love, Terry. I found out that I’m stronger than I thought.
So, PeeWee is here in Lyons Colorado. We are living here until next week. Then, we move into a HOUSE. Yes, we bought a small house in Longmont. And yes, we will still travel in PeeWee. But with our kids’ weddings approaching, maybe not as often and certainly for not as long. I’m taking one day at a time.
So, be kind to yourself. After all, you’re doing the best you can with what you’ve got. I hope this doesn’t come across as preachy. I’m coming from a place of love and I wanted to share it. 💗