I Learned That I Must Always Move Forward

I had felt for a long time that I needed to move and make a fresh start, but I stayed put for too long because I thought that to do anything else would be quitting. I realized that staying stuck in a life that wasn’t going so well was actually a form of quitting, and moving would be taking action. On a whim, I checked out the website of an apartment community in a nearby city. I had passed by the place in person many times and really admired it. I found myself perking up a little bit while looking over the site. The long-lost feeling of excitement crept through my body and mind. That was something that I hadn’t felt in a long time, and it was a sign that I needed to go with moving and being active.

For too many years, I had been in a very bad marriage. I tried to make that work as long as I could. I stayed too long there because I thought to do anything else would be quitting. After I finally divorced him, I moved out on my own. It was hard to do. I did not like being by myself. Of course, I had the dog that I have loved for 10 years, but I felt lost without a spouse. I even wondered if we have had children together if it was would have been easier for me so in a separate. But I was not so lucky to have kids, and I just felt lonely.

Getting out of the city and moving somewhere else where I didn’t know anyone was really refreshing. It forced me out of my shell and allowed me to meet new people and do new things. I soon started dating and fell in love again. I realized that action is always better than doing nothing. I am happier now, and I need to keep it that way.