There’s a moment I believe all of us are destined to experience.
The first time you realise that you’ve been living in a tunnel, and that outside of that tunnel exist all the other opportunities and experiences you could be having, if only you weren’t trapped in the reality you believe is the whole truth (and nothing but the truth).
For me, it happened one summers day. I stood totally still, the dog looking at me confused from the end of the lead, eager to continue our walk. But I could focus on nothing other than the vision unfolding in front of me.
I saw myself stuck, enduring a storm. The wind and rain whipped around me, battering me and sapping my energy. I had spent so long in the storm that every coat I’d tried was soaked through.
In that moment, I knew. I knew that if I stayed any longer in my marriage, the very last ounce of energy I had would be used up weathering the storm, and then I might be stuck forever.
Because I know know that transformation comes from within, but it’s true what they say- when a flower doesn’t flourish, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.
The things is, even that day- totally miserable, stuck and unfulfilled, part of me knew the future held the promise of something SO much better.
And you know what? Even though the path is sometimes uneven, steep or downright hostile, I would never switch back to living in that tunnel.
This has been my awakening and I've created THE INDEPENDENT SINGLE MUM so it can be yours too!