The past year & a half have been chock-full of good, bad & some serious f-ugly! I can honestly say that there were days where I would have preferred to shut the alarm off & retreat back into the fetal position under the duvet…shutting out the world & all of the negative that seemed to be coming along with it. You see, I had been “living the dream” – you know the one – like many female Albertans I was a proud patch wife. Driving a newer vehicle, living in my dream home with nary a care or worry about what was being spent. The gravy train was running top speed & I just happened to have a first class ticket.
Enter 2016, a year of hard choices, trials, triumphs & some brutal shit storms. And I don’t use the term brutal lightly. I’m talking 5 alarm, life is falling apart before your eyes, wanting to wake up from the nightmare shit storm. What I came to realize quite quickly was what is truly important. Food – important; the latest clothing trends – not so much. As we rapidly had to pair-down, I began to understand that the very things we had sought so desperately to acquire didn’t matter in the slightest. What did matter was our family unit was intact, we were together & most importantly, we were healthy.
This is not a whoa-is-me rant – we made decisions & I will own it…like my cherished pairs of Manolos. This is more an opportunity to begin telling of our journey on life as we knew it, as it stands today & the bold future that lies ahead.
Join me on a quest for simplicity & happiness… I guarantee it will be an honest one.