What a difference a year makes…

Exactly one year ago, I logged in to my blogger and wrote this:

Ryan and I broke up last night.
My heart is broken.
I feel so lost and empty.
He’s coming to get his clothes in an hour.
I feel sick.

This is crazy to me. Nuts. It seems so very long ago. So much has happened, and stayed the same. I processed a lot this past year. I checked in at the six months, and felt pretty good, even if sometimes it didn’t feel like I was moving forward at all.

This year

This year I recovered so much of what I had lost.

Family,

friendships,
myself.

Not just recovered. Recovered and then I was transformed by what I found.

I am not the same girl I was a year ago.
I am changed;
and so are my relationships.
So is my faith in myself,
God,
the world.

Hemingway once wrote “The world breaks everyone, and afterward some are stronger in the broken places”.

I am so much stronger in the broken places.

And the scars are reminders that I have lived.

3 Responses to “What a difference a year makes…”

  1. I remember that post. You have come such a long way and it has been so inspiring and lovely to follow. Thanks for sharing your journey! :)

  2. This is a beautiful post.

    As much as I hate to say it, I think that post a year ago was the start of our friendship which I'm incredibly thankful for.

    So proud of you, as silly as that sounds :)

  3. I'm so glad that you've moved forward to a place where you can look back at that girl, love her for who she is, but know that you're stronger and happier because of what you learned from her struggle =)

    I love watching your knock these life lessons out of the park <3

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