Me-30 ,Two boys, 11 and 9
7 yrs out, happily remarried, and a very, very different person now.
I'm so excited. I volunteered to coach the 3rd and 4th grade soccer team my boys are on! I know very little about soccer, but it's only 6 games, and I made it my goal lately to step out of my comfort zone and try new things. So, here I am.
And, I just really feel like it is a new beginning thing. I never would have done this before. First of all, I don't volunteer for things. Second, I spent about the first 25 yrs of my life being told, first by my parents, then by my ex husband, I couldn't do things. I was incapable, incompetent, whatever. When I tried, all "support" was them showing up and talking louder than I did, until nobody even saw me anymore. And, third, I have been heavy for a long time. I honestly would have thought every person was watching thinking "what does the fat girl know about sports?"
Now, trying to figure me out, and find my happy has me trying lots of knew things. I volunteer for everything. I've learned, I can do it. Whatever it is. And, people still yell over me, I've just learned to give a cool stare and a "shut up" and it works. Finally, after a year of working out 6-10 hours a week, and 40 pounds lost, I may still be heavy, but I can outrun my kids.
So, maybe I'm too far out for this to count as a NB. But, it sure feels like one. And, honestly, one of the things I've tried over the last 7 years I'm most excited about. New beginnings aren't just about dating and new loves.
Who else has found an unexpected new beginning?
It will all be ok in the end. If it's not ok, it's not the end
Happily remarried to a wonderful man (Aussie). I think I found the right guy and the right finger this time.