My happy place

All three of my kids are within an hour drive now.

I can’t tell you how happy that makes me.

The last five years have been both challenging and ripe with opportunities for personal growth. Living alone has allowed me to get back to me, in a big way. However, this independence has not been without collateral damage.

When I left my marriage I ripped apart the fabric of my family as well. Changing my own circumstance negatively impacted the lives of those I love, and it was not a decision made lightly. It is never easy to be the agent of change.

I think I can safely say that we have all adjusted and are in a better place now. Certainly I understand far better, well, so very much. It had gotten difficult to see through the lens over my former existence and it would not be hyperbole to say I see things clearly now.

Having my son August in house has been wonderful. I had forgotten how much I enjoy the simple act of cooking for and eating with another. And his brother has been coming by more often and it is a joy to see the two of them interacting.

I’ve also been able to spend some quality time with my daughter Jemesii—last week I dropped by her to store to gift her with a crown; this girl was born a queen. I have my scan review in Boston on Tuesday and I will be meeting Jemesii for breakfast beforehand.

My little princess

I’m writing everyday, squeezing some art in and working on liquidating my vintage clothing business. Busy, busy, busy. Happy, happy, happy. Alive.

12 responses to “My happy place

  1. Good morning Linnea. Your life is very full indeed. It is wonderful to have kids nearby. Your daughter is beautiful!! So happy you get to see all of them more. It’s important. Linda

  2. Let us know about your results. I wish you continued good health.

  3. Yes, I intended to say what Regina just said too! Sending strength to you and
    great results with scans.

  4. Your life is good /I only wished my kids lived nearby. Hoping scans are good👍👍

    • Mary, having my kids nearby has been a work in progress as my son August has lived in Colorado since he was a senior in high school. Having him in close proximity again has been amazing and I wish the same for you.

      xo Linnea

  5. My daughter and my grandchildren,live in same small market town as us ,and I cannot tell you in enough words what that meant for my well being after lung cancer diagnosis ,looking after my grandchildren was the medication I needed to get through .
    I hope for you Linnea there is even more beauty for you to see clearly on your horizons ,as I’m sure there are xxxxx best wishes always Sandra (from the U.K. ) xxxx

    • Thank you Sandra. Grandbabies sound amazing but I think I’m going to have to wait a piece on that one. I am glad you have family nearby.

      xo Linnea

  6. Cynthia Chmielewski

    This post puts a smile on my face and gives me inspiration to be an agent of change.

  7. ❤️

    Sent from my iPhone


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