Plot Twist!!!! My life has been full of plot twists. Not always pleasant ones, but they have happened nonetheless. At every turn I try to look at the challenges and find opportunities to grow. It's not easy. I have hard days, lots of them but I keep on going. When hard times hit, I say to myself, Plot Twist and move on.
The thing about plot twists is that they happen to most. Some people embrace them and some people do everything they can to ignore them.I'm the type to embrace, through all the dark times, all the heart ache, all the exhaustion and stress, I embrace plot twists because as I've stated before, it gives me new opportunities. I may not always see them at first but they are there. It also gives me the opportunity to form new thoughts, dreams, goals, hope and grow. Everyone grows in life, someone can simply not stay the same person, no matter how hard they may try to fight in. In this ever changing world, we all change. It's a "normal" part of life.
I've thought a lot lately about my most recent plot twist, this new path and journey I am on. I've had a lot of time to reflect where I can grow and what opportunities I now have because of it. Sure, I could sit and wallow and eat ice cream all day long for years and never try, give in to the plot twist and just survive, but that's not me. There is more to life than that. There's hopes and dreams I use to have that were put on the back burner because of life. I'm re-exploring those dreams now. I don't know how far I will get with them, but I have a focus.
I want to go back to school and get my masters degree. In what you ask? That's where the problem lies. History is my soul, I LOVE history (hence the reason I have my Bachelors degree in it). However, not only do I not have the undergraduate requirements which would mean more school, realistically, I'm not moving away from Southwest Ontario and for those who do not know, there is sparse history here, a masters would not get me far here. So while I love history, it will be kept as my hobby. So what am I passionate about? I thought long and hard about this and my journey over the years and have decided I am passionate about non-profits. Why? Because without them, I would not be here I am today. So many non-profits have helped me a long the way and I have a fierce love for what they do. Excuses, we all have them and I can list all the excuses as to why I could not get my masters in non-profit work. I work full time I'm a parent almost full time, I don't have the finances to go back to school, the time or the energy.
During the last few weeks I have looked into online masters degree. These seem far more attainable because everything is done online at my own pace, which would suit this new journey I have. This one fact alone solves so many of my excuses and I'm currently looking into the other big piece, finances. One I figure everything out, I am determined to get my masters degree because in life, I want to help others. I want to encourage and inspire and help mostly women. Everything I have gone through as a woman has made me more passionate about helping other women. I know not all women are lucky like I am. I have great support, family and friends which is another reason I am where I am. Not everyone has that and I want to help those who don't.
It may take awhile to get there, but I will have my masters degree one day, unless more plot twists come along and then, well, I'll roll with the punches.
I've also wanted to sign up for fostering. Mostly animals to begin with but maybe one day even children. I know I want to adopt a child one day, I've always wanted to since high school, even through all the plot twists I've had in life, it's always remained a dream of mine. I also know I need to be in a better spot myself in order to do that so in the meantime, I work on me.
These two alone would not be possible had I not been going through this most recent plot twist. I won't lie, it's hard and emotional as is any divorce, but it has provided me with countless new opportunities I have a passion for that I would not have been able to do and that's what I am choosing to focus on. Getting my master degree which will provide for more job opportunities not only invigorates me but I know it is the best thing I can do as a single mom to be able to provide for Bee even more. After all, everything I do in life is for her. Being the best version of me and continuing to grow in myself and in life will allow me to provide and give Bee the best life I can.
So while this current plot twist has been stressful and draining, it has provided me with opportunities I would not have otherwise. Opportunities that motivate me and make me passionate about life again.
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