Here I am 5 years later writing my first blog. Does it feel strange? Sure! But it’s exciting too!
Who was I 5 years ago? I was a girl who was stuck in a job that I had reached my full potential at. I was a girl who had been married for 6 years, was moving to a new province with her husband, and embarking on a new life adventure. It all seemed so exciting and promising. Fast forward two and a half years, and that same girl is now exhausted mentally and physically (keep in mind so is her husband), been married now 8 and a half years, about to move back to the province and home they originally left (talk about full circle move), financially more successful, but physically drained and fragile from life experiences! Somewhere in that time I dropped my old blog because I was too busy swimming in LIFE and what my husband and I were trying to create for us (that in itself is a whole other story)! We almost drowned…but thankfully made it through!
Now here I am. 3 is the amount of years between that experience, that Amy, to now. In those three years I have now been married 11 years. I have changed my career, pursued old passion hobbies that once were put aside because..well, time. I am settled, more sure of myself, and easing nicely into my thirties.
Would I say my life is amazing? Yes! Absolutely! However I do NOT measure this by materialistic things! My life is amazing because I have been through experiences, taken risks with my husband, that most people don’t even try to do until their later years. I am successfully married to my best friend. Successfully because we work at it every single day. Every single day we choose each other. That in itself is amazing! I am surrounded by an incredibly family, I have wonderful friends, and I continue to connect with amazing humans.
Is life for me easier since 5 years ago? No way..okay well maybe in a different way! Regardless, I have learnt that life really doesn’t get easier. It just seems we get better at navigating through the crap that life throws our way! All because of life’s experiences, it seems we gain more tools to help us navigate and deal. And as we get older we are faced with different challenges, some easy, some not so much. This does not mean life isn’t good! Because in every experience there is good! It’s all in how we look at it!
So why blog again? Well. I simply missed it. For me, I love a good creative outlet! I love connecting with others. And if I can inspire along the way, or better yet be inspired by others..it seems so worthwhile! I don’t know how this space will evolve, and it really brings out all the vulnerable feels again. However small beginnings are better than no beginnings right?