Best Year Ever!
In 2015 I was so frustrated with my dysfunctional marriage. Finally after another exhausting fight I told the Universe, to give me the strength to leave this relationship. Give me a sign that will let me know without a doubt that this is the best course of action. The next morning, I found evidence that my husband had cheated on me. I know that this for some would be devastating and I wasn’t happy about it, however, it was exactly what I needed to know to get the courage to leave this relationship in good faith.
So I left. And I decided that 2015 was going to be the Best Year Ever. Also I noticed that the acronym for Best Year Ever was B.Y.E. which I also took as a sign that my leaving was the right choice.
So next I had to move into my father’s house. He is a hoarder and we would need to make room so I could have a place for my children to live with me part time. Without me having to do anything, the exact week I had off from work was the exact week 4 relatives came in from out of town to dedicate a week to cleaning out my father’s home! We did not make any plans to coordinate that at all. The Universe did! That week we made his home livable. It also turned out to be the week I did not have my kids so I was able to dedicate my full attention to that project.
The next issue was finding daycare. I needed someone I trusted who was nearby my job. I needed someone who could take both my kids of different ages and I really wanted my kids to be in a diverse daycare run by a woman of color so they can see people of color in authority and hopefully learn another language and culture. I also wanted this person to be OK with the kids being there biweekly. Well, I found a daycare walking distance from my job! Everyone who works there is of color and the children are from diverse backgrounds. It is a bilingual daycare where my kids would learn another language. And somehow they would take both kids and I could afford it. But what about the biweekly thing?
At first my daycare worker didn’t understand and said that she couldn’t accommodate my request but we had gotten off on such a good foot during our first meeting, sharing intimate details of our lives and crying together that I think she had a soft spot for me even though we had just met. And you know what? She agreed to allow me to pay for only the weeks the kids were there though she says she never does that!
There were many other blessings that year as well. One was I really wanted a nice ring after getting rid of my wedding ring. I didn’t want to pay for it, or even look for a ring; I just wanted to acquire one. One day looking through random stuff at my dad’s I found a beautiful ring that he had once had for sale. When I asked if I could have it he said yes! And it fits perfectly.
I am writing this now to bless all of you and to remind myself of how last year when I stepped out on faith and had to just trust that everything was going to work out, everything did work out and then some. I am facing a similar situation now where it is time for my to leave my job and move out of my father’s house. I have not yet secured a job or a place but I am reminding myself that I have been here before and there is nothing to fear. On the contrary, I can remind myself how it all worked out before with little effort on my part and it will of course all work out again.
On another note, just this week I was approached by a very handsome, talented and respectful gentleman who I have started to get to know. Again his arrival was effortless. I was not on any dating sites or even looking at all for a romantic interest. Of all places, I met him on Linkedin while updating my resume. But his arrival is another testimony to being relaxing and receiving what we desire effortlessly. Even when I am scared I know that I am safe, loved and protected and I am looking forward to what the Universe is creating for me this year! Be blessed sweet community!