By Michelle Nollsch
My Joys and Losses
As I sit here and write to you, it is storming outside. Snow and wind are at large throughout the city of Reno. Most of us are over it and looking forward to Spring. Today is the last day of the month, so with this short month, I present you with a short blog. A synopsis of my month sharing my joys and losses. This month has been bittersweet, which I found to be very emotional. It felt like riding a rollercoaster -the ups, downs, and all-around feels.
February is a time for love with Valentine’s Day, the same day as my daughter’s birthday! Shelby is my Valentine’s baby, which gives me so much joy! I’m so proud of how far she has come in life, and the best is yet to come! Along with the joyous occasions comes loss, as this is the month of my son’s passing. We lost him to suicide on February 8, 2016, and February 13 is my children’s father’s birthday. We also lost him to suicide on November 1, 2014.
Riding The Roller Coaster
I think you see how it would feel like a roller coaster ride of emotions by now. I am so grateful for my supportive husband, who allows me to feel those feelings. Dana took me out for date night at the Pioneer Center for a broadway play called “Aint Too Proud, The Life and Times of The Temptations.” If there is a chance to see it, it is well worth it! We ordered pizza earlier that day and had chocolate cake. What a great day!
All in all, there has been more joy than loss this month. It’s been almost a year since I retired from my former job, which I will go into more depth in next month’s blog. My life is so much better, and I’m enjoying my life for the first time without many distractions. I love the flexible hours and fun events I get to attend now. Next month is loaded with fun events as well. It’s going to be a great year!
My blog for next month will be Part 2 of my previous blog, Re-inventing Myself-Part 1, where I share the last three months of how I met my goals and where I’m going from there. No matter how big or small the goal is, the key is to start and work from there. My goals were not big at all this time around. I needed to start small and make them obtainable. See you next month.
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