Friday, September 30, 2011

Things I Have Learned This Week

It's time for me to recount the things I have learned this week.

1. I am resilient. I have always said it, but now I TRULY know it. Give me 24 hours, and I can shake just about anything off.

2. I gave Birmingham a good try. I worked hard. I played hard. I met some amazing people. I have a fabulous apartment. It is what it is. Thanks for the good times.

3. Making really big decisions does not come easily to me. But once I figure out what I want to do, I make a plan, and I do it.

4. I have an amazing support system waiting for me back home. Friends, family, and familiar places. Who says I can't go home?

5. This is just another stop on this journey of life. I know 100% this is not where I am settling, it's just shelter from the storm.

6. I will wait for this unemployment storm to pass, weather out the hard times, and move forward. There is a reason for all of this, and I am excited to see what's on the other side of this door.

7. I have a good support system here in Birmingham. Several people have offered up an extra bed if I want to come back and start again. That was very nice of them.

8. That living with an obsessively organized person has made it super easy to pack. This may be exactly what I needed to learn from him.

9. That I do love my egyptian, no matter what. I do. I hope we can reconcile. But, I am prepared to accept the consequences of my actions.

10. I am going into "protect and care for me" mode. It's a nice feeling.

11. It warms my heart to know that my best friend from home and my father will be here to stand by my side when all of this moving goes down.

12. I confirmed the movers. I confirmed the Uhaul pick up. I am having a "going away" party. I have something planned every single day until I leave. I think I have enough boxes. I guess that's it!

13. I found a $75 gift certificate to Ross Bridge's spa (my Zumba instructor gave me for my birthday.) I need to schedule a service! I think a massage might be needed!

14. I need to stop by Aveda and stock up on my products. Not sure what is available back home.

15. This is silly - but I get to go to my old gyno. I totally preferred him!

16. Looking at all of my stuff in boxes, I have more than enough.

17. I am so proud of the community I have built - right here on my little blog. I truly love you guys, is that silly? Is that pathetic?

18. Coffee is totally sustaining me through these hard times.

19. That God is truly guiding my steps, and I am trusting 'HIM' in this entire journey.

20. This too shall pass.


javacia said...

I know this is a rough time for you, but just look at all the things you've learned already! I admire your courage to take care of you. Birmingham will miss you.

Krystina said...

You are so amazingly strong and an inspiration to everyone that comes by here. I hope you know that. :)

Leanne said...

I absolutely love every single item on this list. I do. For real. And my friend, I am proud of you beyond words!

If you need anything, I'm only a call away (even though I don't often let you get a word in edgewise. But, I'm still only a call away.)

TV's Take said...

Your doing it; your making it through this tough time. You should be proud for doing what it takes to protect and heal yourself.


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