Getting over the hill of loss and finding meaning in the journey is one of the most important experiences in my life. And it's one I continue to navigate as life works its way in and through me. We all need reminders that traveling our life's path takes us on twists and turns we never imagined we'd face. And yet in that we can find joy and light.
Introspection and reckoning with our choices is something that helps us grow, sometimes beyond measure, beyond our wildest dreams. Taking account of the past calendar year and allowing those choices and their outcomes to help us grow is an important step we often miss.
Grief, in all its mess and ugliness, can be a gift.
While the path you're on might not be clear right now, there is so much more life and love in front of you. One step in front of the other, I'm sure you'll find your way. And women like me who have walked this same road are standing on the sidelines cheering you on.
One of the most beautiful things about life is that we have the ability to stand in front of our future and decide what we will become.