I’m writing to you because I am at a place in life where I feel like I don’t know anymore. I got married a second time only for him to leave last year; I haven’t seen or heard from him since.
The rest of my life is in transition too; my kids are grown and gone so I am alone. I quit my job and am about to relocate to a part of the country where I know no one to take care of my ailing father.
I’m an artist and entrepreneur but I truly feel like the thing that made me special, like a bright shiny penny, is gone. I try to treat everyone with respect; I’m kind, loyal and genuine. I just don’t get what’s happening with me right now in this season of my life. I’m 49-years-old and thought my life would be easier; instead it’s harder than it’s ever been.
I just feel blah.. I need to pick up the pieces and rebuild, but I’m not sure where I begin.
Rene, what do you think I should do?
Drifting in Dallas
Wow! I feel as if I could have written that letter a few years ago. I totally get wondering what in the hell is going on with your life and feeling like you’re powerless to change it. There are a couple of things I’m thinking of as I read this so here’s what I would suggest.