My life right now is about not living my next 43 years as my last.
Between losing a job, moving, being abused, and losing a parent, it was time to reclaim me.
I am no longer Delores from x job or Mrs. Edwards’s daughter. There are people who only know me as that and others who only want to know me as that. It’s been 17 years since I stopped to ask myself what I wanted.
Time changes things and I grew – not outside in, but inside out.
It’s year one.
I realized how powerful I am and how strong my mother was. Her strength is my strength. I no longer worry about what others think; nor am consumed with shoulds, needs and have tos.
My outlook is different. I take my advice first before someone else’s. Things that are non-essential – simply fade away. I am open. I am ME.