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A long time ago, when I first created a Livejournal, (under the dubious name of Ghettobootie02), I was in college, preparing to be a teacher, or a vocalist, whichever came first.

But then I had a little surprise my junior year and so I dropped out.

Then I decided that I would get married. 7 years and hundreds of pounds of heartache later, I was a single mom. Forever turned out to be more like for now, just until someone better comes along.

I resolved that it would just be me and my child. Us against the world. My anger burned bright, singeing those closest to me.

But fires burn out. And sometimes the answers you look for are on a different path.

Fourteen years later, I still wander the labyrinth of life. Nursing school is on the horizon, and my little surprise is in Middle School. My new husband's business is growing and I am working in a job that I love.

All things discovered far from my declared path.

I found my happiness, by getting lost along the way.


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Nov. 7th, 2016 07:40 pm (UTC)
Getting lost is the best way :)
Nov. 7th, 2016 07:49 pm (UTC)
Life sure has changed since I first met you here! I'm glad things seem to be going well for you!
Nov. 7th, 2016 08:41 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to see you back!
Nov. 7th, 2016 07:54 pm (UTC)
It's funny how life can change our direction so much sometimes. I like the way your final sentence brings everything all together. Looking forward to reading more from you!
Nov. 7th, 2016 08:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Nov. 7th, 2016 11:23 pm (UTC)
Very poetic, I enjoyed your introduction :)
Nov. 8th, 2016 05:40 am (UTC)
Isn't that how it always seems to go? :)

So glad you found what makes you happy. Looking forward to reading more from you!
Nov. 8th, 2016 06:33 am (UTC)
Isn't it amazing to find yourself just where you belong? :) Looking forward to reading you!
Nov. 9th, 2016 10:53 am (UTC)
Glad to hear that you are in a better place.Looking forward to reading you.
Nov. 9th, 2016 01:32 pm (UTC)
I have problems with fancy links as well. I'm just glad when they're functional. It is interesting how life works out in spite of our plans.
Nov. 9th, 2016 04:15 pm (UTC)
I especially loved your last sentence - it is giving me hope as I try and regain my path :)
Nov. 10th, 2016 06:13 pm (UTC)
Those are usually the best paths to find.

Good luck.
Nov. 11th, 2016 12:48 am (UTC)
It's funny how you think your life is heading in one way and you end up on a a completely different path!
Nov. 12th, 2016 07:37 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Superb final line here - nicely, tightly written. And absolutely inspiring.
Nov. 13th, 2016 12:05 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Nov. 14th, 2016 11:55 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad things have turned out well, and you and yours are happy and ready for more. :)
Nov. 15th, 2016 10:03 pm (UTC)
Wise words. I don't think any of us truly follow the path we believe we will, setting out.
Nov. 16th, 2016 10:12 pm (UTC)
Detours can be the best part of the journey!

So glad you're here, and I am looking forward to reading your work.
Nov. 17th, 2016 11:22 am (UTC)
Sometimes all the horrible things that happen to us ... happen so that we emerge stronger and happier . I believe that and glad it worked out for you that way eventually.

Good luck and may your happy mood continue ... forever.

Nov. 17th, 2016 02:23 pm (UTC)

"one cannot find new worlds without losing sight of the shore for some time"

a friend once gave me this quote and your intro reminded me of that feeling

enjoy the journey!

Nov. 17th, 2016 09:29 pm (UTC)
Life definitely has a way of laughing at the plans we made.

Some days I still don't know how I got here from where I started.
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Light in the Darkness
My heart was broken open over and over and over again... and it just kept getting bigger.

It's time to either grow up, or disintegrate.

'What makes the desert beautiful,' said the little prince, 'is that it hides a well somewhere.'

To write love on her arms

You risk tears if you let yourself be tamed.

I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.

The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty.

To whatever end.

I would not deny you, but by this good day, I yield upon great persuasion, and partly to save your life, for I was told you were in a consumption.

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