Hello there, Love!
When my oldest nephew was just a toddler he would often ask me if I was happy. And because I didn’t want to disappoint him, I would tell him that of course I was happy even though he always seemed to ask when I wasn’t particularly overflowing with sunshine. It was unnerving for such a small person with a limited vocabulary to be that intuitive.
But he could feel it.
And because my nephew has a heart of gold, if I had admitted that I wasn’t happy he would have tried to do something to make me smile. Which would have helped for a moment but eventually would have faded, because true happiness can only come from within.
Hard truth. We are each responsible for our own happiness.
This year marks my tenth anniversary of being a divorcee, and the road of learning to be comfortable as a party of one has been an adventure. But for the past eight months, with the help of two special mentors and an extraordinary group of women in a mastermind class, I have put a concentrated effort in learning how to be comfortable in my own skin. How to sit with what is. How to speak and hear my truth. And how to be the creator of my life.
And I have uncovered a happiness within me that you can feel.
My nephew is turning out to be a remarkable young man with a special way of letting you know he sees you. And now he is the older brother to three siblings. The youngest a toddler. A girl this one. And when she starts parading around the living room in her birthday suit singing If You’re Happy and You Know It, I’m the first one behind her…
Clap your hands!
Of course this has all played out as it should and with perfect timing because I’m about to set sail on a journey of a lifetime. A journey that requires I am only dependent on myself for true happiness. I am ready and excited and hope that you will be here to cheer me on.
I cannot wait to share more soon!