All of my life it has been my role to be the strong person, and to be supportive of everyone else. However, one valuable lesson I've learned over the last two years is to be vulnerable. Apparently being vulnerable is difficult for most people, not just me. Maybe if I can be vulnerable here, in public, it may encourage you.
Since my last blog post:
- My husband passed on from an ugly cancer which metastasized in the nerves inside of his brain.
- After his passing I discovered the debt was out of control.
- I've moved three times, yes three times. (Fortunately, I am now in a place I can stay for as long as I like.)
The debt is mostly paid off and will soon be totally paid off. I am writing more, and will publish two more books by the end of the year, with more books coming next year. More importantly, I am learning to live alone as a young, well a some-what young, widow.
Even though these last few years have been rough, I am doing well with a bright future ahead of me. Because of difficult circumstances I had to be vulnerable and reach out for help, though it was embarrassing. I discovered people were gracious to step forward and help, and now I have the most awesome support system a person could ask for. And, I thank you for being a part of that support system by enriching my life with your notes of encouragement and your prayers. I am stronger because of this last chapter of my journey and am excited for the future, knowing it is okay to be vulnerable at times. I can now be human, and I no longer must always have the role of being strong for everyone in my life.
Thank you again for being part of my journey.
Please enjoy these photos of my home here on the Olympic Peninsula.
on Your Own Journey