It's been a few weeks since I posted, and although I would love to tell you that I've been lounging on a beach somewhere or taking in the sights of some exotic locale during that time, the truth is I've been working instead...sigh!
In between working until 1 a.m. some nights, we've moved kids into a rental house, celebrated Mr. Tide's 50th Bday and generally been running ourselves ragged doing the things that life demands of all of us much of the time. I know so many of you can more than relate!
I know the payoff for all of this hard work will be worth it, but man oh man, sometimes you have to stop and wonder don't you?! But just as soon as I think maybe I should put a few pipe dreams on the back burner, I get a sign, a phone call or an email that tells me I'm on the right path.
And I'm fortunate to have friends and family who are right with me every step of the way saying, "do it your way and you'll be much happier in the long run," so I soldier on and hope for the best.
And I am also lucky in that this road I'm on, no matter how bumpy has allowed me to meet some amazing people, some of whom are heading in the exact same direction that I am heading. One friend in particular is traversing the path right alongside me, and when I'm down and out she gives me a nudge to keep moving forward, and hopefully I do the same for her.
It's nice to go your own way, but it's even nicer when you have someone else who is going "your" way too...I think we all need that in life.
Friends, partners, and confidants who can take one look at your face and say..."I get it, been there, done that!" Misery may love company, but I prefer company to keep misery at bay.