So looking back over the last 9 years that we have "known" each other (wow really 9?? wow) what do you believe has been your greatest achievements of the obstacles you have overcome?
WOW!!! Nine years!!! :)
Well, this may get a little long... haha
I overcame a lot when I had my midlife crisis.
I like to say that I had a midlife crisis at the age of 29, and laugh it off. But that time in my life was ANYTHING but funny.
Let us just say that I did some things I was ashamed of, and of course had to pay the consequences.
I think my greatest achievement was "getting back to myself"...
I felt so lost for about 2 years. I put my kids in school, I went back to college, I got several jobs....
I finally got back to being me, and was able to stand up and say "I want to be ME!" without too much pain involved.
I was also able to face my grandma's illness without thinking of myself too much. I can only be grateful that I came back before she got sick.
Of all the things you thought was the worse thing that happened in the moment -what kind of long term blessings did that situation actually bring?
I would say that would be my grandma's passing. Not saying I was blessed by her passing exactly, but it did make me fully realize what kind of person she was and how her influence had shaped my life in such a good way.
That crisis I had? I told you I came back to being me? I could never have done that if I didn't have my grandma's love, which actually sorta trickled down through my mom and my aunt Linda too.
Family is the key to a long and (mostly) happy life. :)
When you are down, you cannot pick yourself up without the help of people who care what happens to you. ♥