The New Normal

Downsizing On SteroidsIMG_2408 2Fast forward about 3 months and this is the 10×10 space that holds the things I just couldn’t let go of.  Mostly my camping gear!  I will say, it is hard to wrap ones mind around occupying and utilizing the space of a moderate size home for your entire adult life, to efficiently fitting everything you “need” into a spare bedroom, duffle bag with laptop carrier and a good size toiletry bag.   Everything else, mind you, is in that 10×10 storage space.  Luckily, I get to keep a kayak and kickboxing stand at each sons house and my bicycle can be moved easily from place to place.  So, my point here is:  Its mind boggling, scary and sometimes very inconvenient to have to live this way but it can also be an opportunity to purge the material things from your life that were probably just taking up space anyway.  I must also say that I am not complaining about this new lifestyle because there are far too many women (and men) that go through this type of displacement and have no family to take them in.  I am very, very grateful for my sons and their wives for giving me not only shelter but love and encouragement to put one foot in front of the other and keep going!

Author: twicebitten180

The decision to even find out what a "blog" really is, came when I found myself at 55, discarded like a car with too many miles on it by my husband of 15 years. You know, "The grass is greener" mentality. Five years to the day after the death of my 23 year old son, I loaded up my u-haul and headed south. Never once looking back at the beautiful state of Colorado, my husband, my home, my job or my retirement business. It was all now promised to someone else so I pulled up my big girl socks and moved on. So, this blog isn't going to be a place for me to lash out about the betrayal. It is going to be a place for me to share the adventures and experiences that lead to the healing and the happiness. A place to find encouragement and strength. At the present time, I teach fitness bootcamp classes on Friday evenings and I house/pet sit when someone needs me. I have even been thinking of doing vehicle transport for car rental businesses or car dealerships but having an out of state drivers license might be a problem. In the meantime, I am doing a little traveling and trying to learn some new skills. Welding and writing are at the top of my list. Learning to be a free lance writer has always been something I dreamed of doing and now is my time. I hope you will come along for the ride!

One thought on “The New Normal”

  1. Very moving story. Brought tears to my eyes. You are such a strong person and definitely should have been a writer. Love you

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