Tomorrow, 02/22, is the one-year anniversary of the end of my old life and the beginning of my new life. I can say that I saw it coming, but was still a surprise nonetheless.
A couple of hours after my new life began a year ago, I had to return a Redbox movie, and the box I’d always used refused to accept my return. Being a relatively new user, I didn’t know what to do so I called the 800 number and they directed me to another Redbox where I could return the movie. It wasn’t the closest, I’d never been to this one, and I struggled to locate it. However, when I approached the Redbox, still shaken by the news, I saw this on the sidewalk. I knew I had been led there and that this was a message to me. It calmed me and I knew things would be just fine.
I think of how far I have come in the first year of my new life, and I’m oh so excited to see how the rest of my life unfolds. I am surrounded by friends, positive thoughts, sticky-notes with handwritten affirmations all over my house, the beauty of nature, and a picture out of my camera here and there that makes me smile.
Of course, when I wake up to mornings like today, with rare, fresh-fallen snow in the desert, how can I not be positive about what the future has in store for me?
Congratulations for making the one year mark. You’ve made wonderful progress and it only gets better from now on. You’ve got so much going for you it’s not even funny. You know you always have a second home here with friends and family. It’s amazing how strong you will get and how much more you will discover about yourself.
Thank you, my friend!