12: There is second and third “lives” within this life. We change. Life changes.
As I “inch” my way to my 30’s I often find myself thinking of who I was 10 years ago, 15 years ago. I never thought I would be looking back on how much I have changed in 15 years! The difference? I feel is significant.
There are things I always wanted to achieve that I never thought I would. One is writing and publishing a book. Another is traveling. I never thought I would actually find the love of my life although I badly wanted to. But I have done all those things. There are things I thought I would do that I haven’t but I am thankful for. I thought I would always stay around the town I grew up in, but here I am a 1,000 plus miles away. I thought I would marry a guy I dated in high school or college, thank God that didn’t happen, am I right?! (For those of you that know what I mean) To sum it up I never thought 10, 15 or even 5 years ago that I would be lounging on the couch on my day off, with my dog at my feet, a few miles from the foothills of the mountains, with the chance of snow tonight in end of April because I live in Northern Colorado waiting for the love of my life to get home from work.
So if you are thinking about putting an end to the life you have now, think about it again. Because, 15, 10, 3 years from now you will probably have a totally different life that would not kill for, but live for. A reason to hang on is a life that is right around the corner, although it might seem so far from your reach.
To be honest about 5 years ago exactly, after losing my best friend and my dad, living in a city that felt more like a graveyard, at a job that was decent but I was in no way following my passions or dreams, I questioned what there was to live for. But, I found a way to focus on the good. I will talk on that more in a later post, but coming up soon.
If you are someone who has been in a place where you could find no reasons to keep going, but found your way out and found your way to a place that you found happiness, I would love to hear from you. Comment below or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Be a Murwoman: Live for the life that has yet to come
Keep this myth below in mind. You can be the one to give someone a reason to keep going. Be the light in their life. Be the one that tells them there is life to look forward to.
“If a person is determined to kill him/herself, nothing is going to stop him/her.”
False: Even the most severely depressed person has mixed feelings about death, wavering until the very last moment between wanting to live and wanting to die. Most suicidal people do not want to die; they want the pain to stop. The impulse to end their life, however overpowering, does not last forever.