Tuesday, December 11, 2012
On July 4, 2010, my hubby suffered a ruptured bowel. He required emergency surgery that day, and they “lost him” twice on the table. The entire ordeal lasted until January of 2011 between a second surgery and recovery. Apart from when my mother was in the bone marrow unit, this was the most stressful time in my life.
When someone you love has a health scare like that you start to evaluate your own life. I wasn’t happy. I wasn’t healthy. I didn’t have any real direction in my life. I just knew I didn’t want what I had.
So I started going after things I did want. I got an ABC certification and opened my own dog training business. I started volunteering at animal shelters. There are now days I “work” 16 hours but I get to make a difference in the lives of dogs. So it is worth it. Maybe, one day, my business will pay the bills and I can train full time.
The crisis with my hubby made evaluating interpersonal relationships very easy – if you couldn’t be there for us you got chucked! I found out very quickly who was a friend and who just “wanted” something from me. My list of friends dwindled but those who are still with me are worth more than gold in my heart. I know I can count on them and I hope they know they can count on me.
In January of this year, my health finally got booted to the top of my “to do” list (a cousin I had not seen in almost a year wanted to know if I was pregnant). Over the last year I have had a wake-up on my diet and exercise. I am so grateful to Beauty_Within for introducing me to this site. I am getting my weight under control and I am learning to understand my body’s needs so much better. And I am enjoying getting up and getting moving again. I have met some of the most wonderful people here and I am grateful to have you all with me.
I always wait to see what the Divine will give me to work on in the next year. Perhaps it will be something spiritual, I'm not certain. I just felt the need to share a bit of where I’ve come from and why I’m here. Maybe it will be important soon, maybe