A lot has changed over the last 12 months for me and my family. With the loss of my mom and mother-in-law and moving to a new country, I've had to work through some pretty stressful times. It's pushed me to look deep inside and figure out who I am, how strong I can be, and what I'm meant to do next. Today I try to live in the moment and appreciate all that I have in my life. There are no guarantees, but I know I am where I am meant to be.
I've learned a lot. I know now that I'm being tested by something larger than anything I can ever describe. Until now I've chalked up our move to the Mile High City for my husband's job (which was the logistical reason obviously), but now I see that this move serves a larger purpose. Every day I learn more about my path, what my next steps are personally and professionally, and how I can contribute to my family and the community in ways that are new and raw. I'm sure a lot of women can relate to what I am saying.
We all go through change and challenge in our lifetime and we grow as a result. Even the hard times teach us something. Change and challenge may have torn me down but they have taught me valuable lessons. I've become stronger spiritually and emotionally; and I know my journey will continue to bring me answers about my life manifesto.
I invite you to think about where you are right now on your journey and how change has helped you become stronger. Journal about it and perhaps start your entry with something like "I have changed as a result of my journey because..." Often it's the tough times that enable us to make a difference in some way. Maybe the difference you're making isn't something tangible or a physical change, but perhaps it's in YOU to find out and reveal to others. xo
Kerrie Lee Brown is a sought-after health and lifestyle expert. She writes books, blogs and articles and is published all over the world. Kerrie Lee is also a heart-health survivor and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows sharing life-saving tips for women on how to listen to their bodies and slow down. Kerrie Lee is a mom and proud Canadian living in Denver, Colorado.