Life is an adventure!
It takes us to places we didn’t plan to go and teaches us things we never knew.
My adventure has transformed over the years from a serving in the Marine Corps, living a civilian life, and back into a military community as an Army spouse. Soon we will have to figure out how to transition out of this life into a new one! Being a part of the military community means we face interesting challenges on a constant basis that we are not always prepared for, but we figure a way to handle it anyway.
The thing is after facing so many obstacles, Life has a way of draining your energy!
I used to be an overly optimistic person and didn’t know the meaning of sarcasm or bitterness. The experience of several horrible marriages, raising 4 kids under the taboo of a single mother in a conservative community, being on both sides of the “justice” system, and dealing with manipulative people I thought I could trust… really put a damper on my optimism. To the point where I battled depression and suicidal thoughts…. It’s a dark day when you know you are no longer passionate about life.
But the adventure continues because I didn’t give in. I figured out my reason to get up again and a way to become stronger. In an effort to rediscover my life energy and heal I began sharing moments… honest moments. Moments that become a part of a larger conversation about imperfections. Moments where I learned to accept the world was not perfect and rediscovered my own humanity by traveling and observing the world around me with new eyes. Now I feel that dealing with those obstacles better shouldn’t be a secret.
With that purpose in mind it is my intent to share with you the things I have come across that help make me and my family more resilient. I hope if you feel moved to inspire others to live their lives that you will consider sharing your own story and winks with us. Take a moment and look to see What This Blog is About. I don’t have all of life’s answers but you are welcome to share your stories and wander with me while I figure it out. 😉