2015 was full of many ups and downs for me. I wasn’t feeling very grateful the first portion of the year. A family illness was the catalyst to move our butts back to Colorado, only to have a flooded basement that insurance didn’t cover.
But, some of the worst circumstances can be blessings in disguise. I was able to return to my former employer; a good reason never to burn bridges you may need to cross again. They took me in and I was able to learn many new things. Now, I am embarking on a new opportunity where I can leverage my strengths and I am very excited.
So, now it is 2016. I am back in a place that makes me happy. I have good quality friendships. A social life that sometimes conflicts with other social opportunities. And, my family and I are pulling together to heal both physically and emotionally.
I am grateful that I had the means to move back to Colorado. As tight as finances may be, we had what we needed to do what we needed to do. I am grateful for those who were willing to give me another opportunity. I am grateful to live in a state where I can run outside even in the winter. I am grateful for a body that, even with challenges, lets me exercise and work on my physical health.