Sunday, September 5, 2010

Food for the Soul

No, I'm not actually talking about food . . .

I'm talking about doing things you love, being who you are, true to yourself and enjoying it. On this journey to find myself again, yesterday was another great moment for me. I have often felt over the past years that I've lost a part of who I am, or perhaps hidden it away. With LM I always felt I had to have a public face and would keep my thoughts and opinions to myself, even with people I consider to be friends, much more often than I think was really healthy. Thad and I got caught up in attaining some sort of "American dream" and following a life path that seemed to be more of what one 'should be' doing or was expected - nice new house in a nice suburb, owning our own business, etc. Don't get me wrong - I've made wonderful friends and had some great times. But sometimes we just feel like we don't quite fit into the life we made here - we have this great house and the best dog ever, family nearby and old and new dear friends - yet at the same time, we don't get into the football games, the poker nights, etc - and we don't have kids, which so much of life in the suburbs seems to focus on -  and our politics seem opposite of the majority of our neighbors. This year we've really decided it was time to go and find the things we enjoy and make the best of it, and in the process we are finding ourselves again. Yesterday we went to Royal Oak for Arts, Beats and Eats - but really we went to meet a new friend of Thad's and his partner. Great conversation, delicious food and just an all around fun day with new friends. So reminiscent of days gone by when Thad and I lived in Philly. It was truly food for the soul.

1 comment:

  1. I am so glad that you are finding your balance again. I can totally feel your peace and excitement with every post and I am beyond thrilled for you!! You totally deserve the best, and I am so very happy for you and Thad that you are finding it for yourselves...