May 1st is the beginning of my Happy New Year. A year ago today I made one of the best decisions of my life – starting Ideal Protein and taking control of my health. I successfully lost 100 lbs and felt on top of the world so I expected this year to be my year of saying, “Yes,” my year of reaching for the stars, and my year of planning for the future. What I wasn’t expecting was for my life to be turned upside down, inside out, and blown to pieces. My husband, who I thought was my best friend and the love of my life, left me - I was blindsided.
As a result I faced dismantling the home we shared and created together for 10 years. It is now being sold. While I may have to say goodbye to my former life, many former friends, and tuck away former memories at least for now, I know this year can still be my year of saying, "Yes" - my year of reaching for the stars and my year of planning for the future. It’s just different than I thought it was going to be. At first I thought his leaving me would break me, but it didn’t.
I’ve already realized many things in these long/short 2 weeks and have already found many silver linings. Will there be times I miss him and our former life? Of course. Will I continue to move forward and become the best version of myself? Absolutely. In short, I will learn to love myself and my new life in the way that I loved him...unconditionally. So here’s to a Happy New Year and a Happy New Me.