Almost three years ago, I moved into this house. I walked in and fell in love and knew I had to be here. And for all this time, that tire swing has hung in the tree. Then one day on a whim, I decided to look at a new place to live. I’ve been feeling the pull to make a change and as soon as I saw these brand new apartments, I knew it was time. That evening when I got home, the tire swing was on the ground, it was a sign. This house has been a exactly what I’ve needed, a place where I’ve learned to be alone, a place where I’ve fallen in love and healed from heartbreak. Now its time to move forward to a new home. It will be the complete opposite of where I’m living now. Going from 100+ year old house with a yard to a one bedroom brand new apartment in a big community will require some adjustment, but its time for a change. I’m ready.
For just over a year, I’ve been dealing with chronic pain, starting in my low back and radiating down my left leg. I’ve tried chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture and even resorted to a cortisone shot but nothing has worked. Even pain meds do nothing. I finally relented and had an MRI to discover a herniated, bulging disc, was referred to a neurosurgeon and decided its time for surgery. I’ve never had surgery nor been a big fan, but decided if it could eliminate this pain with little downside, then its time. Time to move forward pain-free, I’m ready.
Exactly one year ago today, I met him. What a difference a year has made. He helped me re-open my heart, broke it wide open and now I’m ready to move forward, find love again. I actually have a date tonight. It seems weird on this day but its time to start again. No longer afraid to fall and get hurt because I know I can get back up. I’m ready.
I’m ready…to start again, for little changes and big ones too, to move forward.