So I've been saying for over a year that I'm going to start a blog. I was going to make that leap into the blogosphere with all the other photographers out there. I was really going to do it. Tomorrow. Okay, maybe next week. Hmmmm...do I hear the ice cream truck coming down the street? Squirrel! Yep, focus and balance can definitely be a challenge for me at times! But today something entered my life via Facebook land that really clarified something for me. So I figured that instead of just posting this on my page, maybe today's the day I blog. For real. ;) Yep, tick blogging off my bucket list! So here goes...
I just had a light bulb moment. I read these words on a link I came across on Facebook: Successful women know the value of a true partnership. And seriously, a major light bulb went off in my head. Yes, without a doubt I have this now with my guy. He is truly my rock. My pillar of strength. My confidant, bestest friend and biggest cheerleader. And my funny bone. He believes in me and thinks I'm an amazing artist. He's the one that allows me to dream and to soar among the clouds. And he's also the one who gently nudges me every so often with a necessary reality check. In his eyes I'm beautiful, strong, artistic and feminine, no matter what's going on in our lives at any given time.
But the light bulb moment wasn't in realizing all these things about this wonderful man that I'm blessed to have in my life. The light bulb moment was the realization, after several years, that this was the true reason things failed miserably in my former life. It was the basic, core reason I more or less volunteered to be a single mom in my 40's. It wasn't insanity. It was need. But for whatever reason, it's taken me until now...until I just read those words that clubbed me over the head...to recognize it. To realize that when I burned away all the crap...all the excuses, the guilt, the second-guessing, the blame, the what if's, the why's...that it all boiled down to the lack of a true partnership. It was that simple. Uncomplicated. Completely necessary.
So yeah...I'm feeling kinda good this morning, like I can finally stop guessing and blaming and guilting. Like I didn't do something selfish, I did something right. I have closure on my former life, closure that I can feel good about. Finally. And somewhere along the way I got lucky enough to find a true partner to embark with me on the next chapter of my life. :)
If you'd like to read the article that inspired this post today, you can find it here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/26/things-successful-women-do-differently_n_3787406.html
Until next time...
The Sweetest Moments in Life, by Susan Page Photography, copyright 2013
Taken in Florence, Italy, 2011 outside Grom...the bestest gelato joint in the city!