What was I up to on February 18, 2002? I honestly have no specific clue 🙂 When I reflect back on where I was mentally and emotionally, I know I’ve grown and matured so much that it can be downright scary at times. My oldest son was 6 months old and I was enjoying every moment of it as a new mom. From his babbles to his beautiful smiles and oh-so-wonderful hugs and kisses! I was so in love!!! He was truly my world at the time. My world had changed so much in just 6 short months. The unexpected custody battle with his father was just starting off and I had no clue how wild and crazy THAT ride would get.
I’d been back at work for 3 months from my extended maternity leave and recently promoted to Front Office Manager / Guest Services Manager with the company I’d worked with for close to 3 years. It’s crazy how much responsibility I had before I was even 22 years old. I thrived on it. It kept me centered and focused. I never had a chance to have those wild, crazy moments in my 20s (ok…maybe I had a few…LOL) but I honestly don’t think I missed out on much.
I was in the right place, at the right time, involved in the right things. Those life experiences shaped me to be the wonderful, divalicous being that I am today. I’m constantly evolving and growing and learning from this wonderful journey called life. If I could go back and give myself advice 10 years ago, I would have warned myself not to be as trusting and emotionally involved with people who didn’t return the favor. It would have saved myself lots of heartache in the long run. However, overall, I have no huge regrets…no blaring moments where I cringe…a long time ago I realized that I had to accept the decisions I made, learn from them, grow from them and keep it moving. I think that advice has worked out pretty well in the long run 🙂
When you reflect back on how you’ve evolved over the past 10 years, what are your feelings and thoughts?
Be Blessed Divas and remember to be a blessing to others!
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