Life changing events happen to all of us, are unavoidable, and change our lives from that day on. The ones we choose are usually exciting and result in joy; such as a wedding, starting a family, and receiving a raise. Conversely; there are those that we will have to overcome like an illness, a death, or a heartfelt breakup. While going through these events we really see how it changes us. For some of us, we will not notice the change until we are almost over it, for other's we will not realized how much it really impacted us until its completely over.
For me, I discovered how much my life changing events effected my beliefs, my actions, my thoughts, my family, my friends...my whole life. When I saw that picture above, it made me think greatly of what I had been through and how much I changed and didn't change. I returned to those events with nothing but memories left in my head and in my heart knowing that, at this very moment, they are no longer holding me back from living my life to the fullest.
Oh yes, they did change me; and I can never and WILL never go back to the person that I once was because now I am me. No hiding, no letting people take advantage of me, and no letting myself down. I do know that it took a lot for me to get here and it took a lot of love and care from people to get me here. I almost didn't make it, I almost didn't want to make it, I almost turned into someone I would have regretted later...almost.
Events can change you. But it is up to you to choose how you change. One day I will tell you about how around two years ago I was running late for work and it change my life. One day ;-)
Born in the city and raised in the mountains of Ky. Taking on life one day at a time!