When life throws you a curve ball

When life throws you a curve ball it is time to make some changes.

Since my dad’s death last September, it has really opened my eyes to some of what he went through during his lifetime. I understand why he was depressed and why he spent so much time alone. It has allowed me to see things through his eyes I just wished I had seen it sooner. I really wish I could tell him that I know.

There is always a reason behind someone’s depression if you know someone who is depressed try to get them some help. Depressed people rarely admit they are depressed. People do not like admitting they have a problem. I found this information on depression and hopefully it can help someone. I will enclose the link some of the symptoms might surprise you.  Depression

When my dad was diagnosed with cancer I was the one who took him to his chemo, radiation, and his doctor appointments. That gave us some special time with just the two of us. We had time to talk, time to listen, time to laugh and reminisce and I had time to cry.     I will never regret spending that time with my dad. In fact, I was there for my dad almost every day of his last 4 1/2 weeks of life. That was how I chose to spend my time and no one can ever take that from me.

I guess it takes a death of a close family member to make you wake up and realize over 1/2 your life is gone and you have not even begun to really live. Life is not about pleasing everyone else all the time life it is about living. Make the most of the time you have left on this earth and do some things you want to do. Live each day to its fullest and make the most of each and every day.

My husband and I have lived in Texas in the same house for almost 37 years we raised our four children here. They are all grown up now and out on their own living their own lives. We are considering moving for the first time ever and we have no idea where we want to go. We might even move out of Texas.

The day you realize you can live anywhere you want and there is nothing holding you back it is such an amazing feeling. It is like taking a deep breath and actually getting to breathe for the first time. Life can be so suffocating and sometimes a change is the best option. Moving is a big change, but an exciting one. Even though I am not looking forward to packing up this house and getting rid of stuff.

We love a small town atmosphere, but it needs to be a place close enough to a bigger city for shopping, entertainment and medical. We want a house in the country with a little land. We need somewhere with mild winters since neither one of us like the cold weather.

If you could move anywhere you wanted in the United States where would you go and why?

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13 thoughts on “When life throws you a curve ball

  1. I live where I would go….which is North Carolina. You reflections with your dad are beautiful. My Grandmother always said “life is for the living” and I carry that with me as a reminder to live to the fullest.

  2. I am glad that you were able to spend time with your dad. I am also wondering what I want to do with the rest of my life. Good luck with finding a new place to live 🙂

  3. We are expanding our horizons as well. For us, someplace where there ample water and rain, seasons, and (hopefully) a short trek to wide open spaces and mountain ranges. Montana and Idaho are our top picks. Now, if we only had the money…LOL

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