Just last week, I “happened” to cross paths with two women while in a forest. Within that conversation, I received an invite to join them and other women every Tuesday to hike in the woods. I noted the time and told them, despite the time slot for the hike which normally would find me taking care of our cats, I would come.
I had no idea how I was going to accomplish what I had to in order to get out of my house just to go on this hike. What encouraged me, however, was when I introduced the gym into my life about six months ago, I felt very overwhelmed not knowing how I was going to manage adding the gym to my schedule when I felt so exhausted [and pressed for time]. Yet today I’m going to the gym and it no longer feels impossible.
*When something is important enough, you do make time for it.*
Arriving home after that “fated meeting”, I approached Hubby, explaining what I would like to do. At first his response was um, well, kind of like this …. “You don’t even know these women. Normal people don’t do this.” I responded, “I never claimed to be normal.” Hubby eventually came around and the afternoon before I left to meet these women, he told me to have fun.
Not only that, I had him “trained”, and for a brief time in my absence he stepped into my shoes, caring for our cats. (smile)
Was I glad I did not turn this opportunity down! These women call themselves “Wild Women of the Woods”. I fit right in! In talking to one of these women as we sloshed through wet snow, I told her if I hadn’t followed up on the invite, I would have missed something that I would have in my life when my “cat phase” is over.
About a month back, a “thought” formed in my mind which I directed to the Universe. I then let it go. It went something like this. “I would love to be involved with a group of like-minded women.” And wouldn’t you know it? It happened! And it happened quickly! Again, here I was in the right place at the right time! Think about that! What are the chances?
*No question, Life is my Partner assisting me.*
Even though presently introducing something new is almost impossible (I’m splitting the time atom again!) I am proud of myself for having something substantial in my life to have when my babies are gone. The thought of having nothing to look forward to when that huge emptiness comes, and it will, makes me shudder.
Oh for the JOY! I am SO grateful to the Universe!
In closing the finale of my snowscapes. Do enjoy!
Photography/ “The Gift”/ Feb. 2019©AmyRose Photography
All images watermarked for protection.