The tree limbs are empty enough that I have started checking The Weather Channel every morning for snow. That was so exciting last year. That first time I saw snow in the forecast! It kind of saddens me that I will miss this winter season outside of the window in my Corner. That was a really great thing about last year for me...watching the snow accumulate on the tree limbs outside that window. But I can sacrifice this winter, surely, to create a better situation for myself and my family.
If I remember correctly, the room where I will be working does not have a window, sadly, but that is probably a good thing, or I may not get much work done on some days. That will also lead to some really happy moments when I get off work and find snow everywhere. See...I can find the positives if I want!
I can't stop thinking though...looking at this picture...one of my favorite poems, if not my favorite...
to quote a line that I think most people would recognize, and a line that speaks directly to my heart most days...
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
This approaching week, or couple of weeks, is going to be really centered around change, and I am excited, but at the same time, I am nervous, which is probably to be expected and a good emotion to be feeling.
I am proud I didn't take the easy road. It hasn't been effortless for me, some times much more difficult than I every imagined; some changes more soul-scarring than I ever believed possible. But I made it through it. I brought myself through it, and I brought my boys through it, and even my puppy. That's saying something. I got us out; I got us safe. I may have taken the road less traveled by, the road that most would not have chosen, and that's okay, because it has most definitely made all the difference!