Standing At A Crossroads


I found this on pinterest and it reminded me of how much I love the movie, Under The Tuscan Sun.  I wrote about the movie here as well.

But this moment in the movie was pivotal for me.  I didn’t want to be an empty-shell person.  I wanted to be whole again so I embarked on a healing journey.  Whenever I would lose momentum, I would remember that line from the movie and choose to keep moving forward in my life.

I had to be a role model for my kids so that they would know that we can heal after adversity.  I yearn to help others so we could bond and help each other.  By blogging I have found friends who have experienced similar situations and they kindly share their knowledge to help me along the way.

There’s a choice we make every moment of the day.  We can keep choosing differently when we need to change our course.  We have that capacity and freedom to grow when we allow ourselves the choice to heal the pain.

But we have to go within and look at the whole picture of our lives.  We have to explore the darker places and let the light of healing come in.  We have to let go of what we can’t control.  And find peace within ourselves.  We have to forgive ourselves and others.

That’s what I’m doing in order to be authentically me!

If you want, please share how you’re healing below in the comments!  Thanks!

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2 Responses to Standing At A Crossroads

  1. I’m healing myself in much the same way you are Janie. I have two boys too.. 22 and 15. My ex husband, luckily, doesn’t have narcissistic tendencies, sadly he just decided he needed space. His leaving has given me room to grow, to learn to be me and to heal. Nothing is perfect, but we are healthy and in a relatively good place, with plenty of room for, learning, growth and improvement.


    • janieleeds says:

      Yay for you Dotty! Glad to hear that you are all healing. It’s never easy and we have to find that space where we can make the experience work for us instead of against our healing. Thanks for sharing with us here. Have a great day!


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