11 months down, 1 to go.
How do I kick off the final month of 2010? I thought this barbed wire seemed appropriate. Let me explain.
I had high hopes for 2010. I was enrolled in college courses again and working towards nursing school. I was focused. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. And then a single relationship shipwrecked my plans.
This isn’t a post to belittle the person who broke my heart, because that broken heart was a gift. I had fooled myself into thinking I had my life together, and that my path was straight. The truth was, I was lost at sea and whether it was that man or someone else, I was sailing into a storm. When it passed, and pieces of me were scattered across the beach that’s my life, I found that in my rebuilding I wasn’t at all who I thought I was.
So, 2010 was what I’d like to call a “Barbed Embrace”. While I was supported by wonderful people, and I learned a lot both spiritually and emotionally, it still hurt. A lot. And while I can’t wait to leave this year behind, I can’t forget what the pain and rebuilding taught me.
There’s beauty, even in our suffering.