I was driving home from work yesterday and the song that was playing really touched me. The lyrics said:
” For I’ve one life to live, one chance to find a newer, better me, the old one left behind”
Those words made me realize that YES what I went through was horrible, but I”ve also been given a new chance to find myself! We do only have one life to live and it’s up to US to make the most of it. I am still sad and upset about what I had to go through but I’ve accepted that I will feel that way for quite some time; at the same time Im also embracing the opportunity to move forward. I”ve been given a wonderful gift, a second chance to reinvent myself and become the person I was meant to be.
I’d like to belive that I have begun to find the newer, better me. My first step was to go back to my maiden name. Step two was a job which led me in a direction that I did not imagine I’d be going in, and I”m extremely happy. Step three is taking the time to reflect on my past, present and what I would like to see in my future. I”m doing that a little bit each day.
I encourage you to also take a moment to reflect on where you are in your journey. Think about taking your one chance to find the newer, better you, the old one left behind.
If you would like to listen to the entire song I”ll post the video link below. It’s Laura Story’s One Life to Lose.
Courageous Butterfly 1/15/12