I’ve been thinking a lot in the past week or so about this time one year ago. It was just about this time that I started going really crazy living at my parents’ house and starting to feel like I needed to get out of there now.
One year ago I was in the throes of divorce details, worried about my house selling (which eventually went into foreclosure), and was basically swimming in a sea of angst about Mr. X.
One year ago I was jobless, had very little money in the bank, was living with mom and dad, and was having a very difficult time imagining a better future.
Today…today is amazing. Today I have a good job in a great city, I no longer have to depend on my parents’ help for my basic needs, and I have a great place to live. The best thing, however, is the change within myself. I noticed this weekend, at the second of two get-togethers with some dear friends and several of their friends (who have brought me into the circle without question) that I had a sense of belonging and peace that was quite foreign to me a year ago. Today I don’t feel like the “pause” button is set on my life anymore. Last night I laughed with friends, enjoyed food, and was happy.
Pretty darn perfect.
Read about some more perfect moments over at Lavender Luz’s.