It’s been a little over two years since my divorce was finalized. I have learned A LOT in the last two years.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned has been about fear.
I just wanted to send you a little reminder.
I stayed in a really messed up marriage for a long time because I was afraid. I was afraid of the unknown.
There were a lot of things I didn’t think I’d be able to handle. I was wrong.
I’ve handled them all.
When I made the decision to leave the house I’d raised the kids in when I left the marriage, that was REALLY SCARY.
It ended up being one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
My new house is on a lake.
I wanted to learn how to stand up paddleboard, but I also have an open water phobia. Especially a lake phobia.
Last summer I sucked it up and taught myself how to paddleboard.
A couple weeks ago it was over 80° outside in Connecticut in April (ie that hardly ever happens) and I couldn’t wait to get the board back out on the lake.
I spent over an hour padding around.
It was so awesome.
And not scary.
When you practice doing scary stuff, doing scary stuff is a lot less scary.
It reminds you that you can handle whatever life throws at you.
And when life throws hard shit your way, there’s a good chance some really awesome stuff is on the other side of it.