Barb, over at Skittle’s Place has started up a brand new meme called Heads Or Tails Tuesdays. What a great idea! I’ll play. Barb will post a theme for the week and on Tuesday participants can write a story, post a poem or photo.. anything to show how they interpret the theme.
This weeks theme is Beginnings.
Probably my most memorable Beginning was moving to PA. As a born and bred Southern Girl, it really never occured to me that it was a “lifestyle”. It was just where I was from. I never really took much notice until a gentleman I met at a conference one time (Mr. Keith Sudano, amazing hypnotherapist and all around nice guy) mentioned something about being from the south. Well, yes I was, I countered…and? It was an interesting conversation, to say the very least, and enlightening to me as to what people “thought” I was.
When I moved to PA, (not of my own volition, mind u) …only THEN did it hit me! What a lifestyle change. I’d never seen myself as a “how y’all doin” kinda girl, but I guess I am. Not only was I challenged with not knowing where anything was, but I found myself utterly alone…it was like moving to another country. Not only was it a new beginning in discovering my new “world”, but discovering myself, and what I thought was important to me. It meant starting over from scratch, in every sense of the word. It was depressing, frightening, enlightening, infuriating, but beneficial. Had I stayed in my “home”, I would never have found the real me, the strong me, the “go getter” me. I found out that I am funny, that I can make friends, that I CAN succeed on my own, be a mom and a businesswoman, bring home the bacon AND fry it up in the pan. I Began a new job, found a “better one” and began it, and now am beginning a new path…once again finding myself, and finding out who I want to be.
Beginnings are usually scary, but I’ve found that they also bring us around to where we ultimately need to be…happy with ourselves.