- June 2017 – My father dies.
- July 2017 – My husband goes into rehab.
- January 2018 – My husband is obviously drinking again.
- January 2018 – I tell him I want a dissolution.
- July 2018 – He moves out and we get dissolution.
- August 2018 – I sell my house and buy a smaller one in different school district.
- September 2018 -my daughter starts a new school her freshman year.
- October 2018 – I lose my job.
That’s a lot of “stuff” in a short period of time.
So many of my blog posts on this site reflect on incidents that occurred in and around that crazy year of my life.I had every excuse to feel sorry for myself and go into a hole. I didn’t, but that is no credit to me. God blessed me. Every negative incident gave me a new perspective and allowed me to relook at my priorities. I have reshaped and rebuilt. A former colleague respectfully suggested that it might be a mid life crisis. Lol. Easy to be seen as that by outside eyes.
By finding my weaknesses and admitting them, I have been able to help others more. Isn’t that what life on this planet is about anyway?
I like to help people. I think it’s my personal addiction. Most of the time, I find myself helping people problem solve or use their resources wisely. Offering knowledge and support to people who are willing to accept help has been fruitful. I particularly like to help people find happiness. Give me a grumpy person, and I’m pleased as punch to befriend them:-). As a matter of fact, a grumpy guy that had to have been sent my way by God, is a whole lot less grumpy and I’m pleased to be dating him. Thank goodness that helping others is one of the few things God calls on us to do.
In my life before “the crazy year,” my own house was REALLY far from being in order. From the outside, people probably could have perceived it as “perfect.” But they didn’t know reality.
Since the “crazy year” ended, I’ve been able to put most of my house in order (there is still room for improvement.). However, each step I get closer to real order, gives me more opportunity to do God’s work, helping others.
For that, I am TRULY BLESSED
I really hope that calling is tied to the emotional and/or spiritual needs of people, but I’m sure I’ll know it when I see it.