By Danee Kiernan
Life is Almost Always Good and co-author of Bouncing With Style. #27
With the One Year Anniversaries over, I breathed a sigh of relief.
For me, it was sort of over now.
I felt liberated almost. I felt like I had survived a natural disaster of biblical proportions and crawled my way out.
I felt safe, strong, I felt ready to go forward. I felt more like myself.
I began laughing, thinking good thoughts and looking ahead to the future. I felt like the fog was clearing. I felt like I could once again have some control over my life and the events in it.
I could sleep.
Sandra Beck and I were talking recently about life’s unfathomable events and how they seem to collapse on you out of nowhere without warning….Sandra said that during those times, she felt like a balloon being carried along in the wind…..Tangled in trees, no direction just a chaotic zigzag flight.
I felt similarly, like I was being pulled along in a fast river…. Smashing into rocks and branches…..Being pulled under in the current and fighting to keep my head up enough to get air.
There is no right way to feel. No right way to mourn. No right way to bounce. No right way to survive.
The goal is simply to be. To make it through the best that you can.
To dig deep within your soul and gather your strength. To pull yourself up by your finger tips.
To live to love another day.
Danee Kiernan is a writer, parent, entrepreneur and co-author of Bouncing with Style: Starting over but Not From Scratch. She connects with others based on her experiences as a full time woman, full time mom (adoptive, birth & foster), stay at home mom, working woman and business owner. She hopes that sharing her experiences openly will help others to find their bounce. Danee is a powerful advocate for women’s rights, especially every woman’s right to choose her own destiny and build the life that she desires.
Danee KIernan earned a BS degree in Elementary Education with an early childhood specialization from Iowa Wesleyan College, and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Danee believes in the importance of love, family and pursuing dreams. She makes her home in Wisconsin, where she and husband Jim, are thoroughly enjoying the experience of raising their 12 children.
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