I must confess that I never liked change. I’ve worked at the same organization for 36 years, married to the same guy and living a life of routine, right up till the day Donnie died. But that one major change caused a ripple effect in my life that continues to this day.
I used to live a fainthearted, unchanged and some would even say boring life. And, I just loved it. However, it got all turned upside down when I became a widow at the age of fifty.
I’ve grown in so many ways, but the most important to me is the relationships I have made. I have friends for different parts of my personality and I’ve become fearless in going after what I’m passionate about.
I now know that a little change can be good. After all, once we survive the death of our loved ones than all change after that is “little” in comparison. Whether you’re dipping your toe in something new or jumping all in, I bet that you will benefit from being a little more open to the excitement of change.
If you’d like to go from fainthearted to fearless, you have to be open to exploring this beautiful world for opportunities to learn something new. In the beginning we have to be fearless just to get out of bed and face the world. Stretch yourself and soon you will be setting off on your own special adventure. As widows we underestimate just how strong we have grown because of our grief and pain.
Be fearless, you can do it, so why not!