I am embarking on the biggest, most rewarding journey of my life. And I was struck with the realization today. What I realized is this:
Every. Single. Thing. So. Far. In. My. Life. Has. Brought. Me. To. Where. I. Am. Today.
Amen, I say, after this hits me like a lightning bolt.
Every ounce of grief has taught me compassion for the human condition.
Being the caregiver for a bedridden mother taught me the same, along with perserverance.
The knowledge that even though my grandparents were very strict, bordering on abusive, the knowledge that even though they dealt with me with a strong hand, that they loved me absolutely and did the best job they were equipped to do.
Being a job developer for developmentally delayed adults taught me how to think outside the box and create opportunities.
Being the administrator of an alzheimer's unit taught me how to deal with staff and encourage them to perform their job duties well.
Working for a temp agency exposed me to jobs I never would have considered previously. Working the job I've now held for 5 years has helped me learn so many things.
My post-marital relationship with my first husband, and the amazing co-parenting we've done has taught me about fighting against the odds. Even my chaotic, drama filled 2nd marriage taught me so much about how people deal in certain circumstances, and how interpersonal relationships are affected by factors both internal and external.
Every single thing has brought me to where I am. And for that, I am thankful!