Empty nesting has finally sunk in. Miss Herbivore has moved on to the next phase in her life and it’s time for me and Mr. Fantastic to move on too. So, after 18 years of trying to balance raising a child with work I find myself without either thing.
Reflecting back I feel like I rushed through the last 18 years. Trying to do it all, trying to get it right for our daughter, for us as a couple and for myself. I don’t want to hurry through any part of our lives – I didn’t mean to then and I sure don’t want to now.
AH, but we must learn from our past mistakes so we are not doomed to repeat them. I’ve always prided myself on not having any (well, not many) regrets so, I am in the process of acknowledging the past and the feelings I have associated with it and letting go of all the “woulda, shoulda, couldas”
I am grateful for the present, I am grateful for my health, I am grateful for my family, I am grateful for my friends. I will embrace the present with grace, kindness and determination.
Stay tuned as I truly embrace and celebrate this extraordinary life!