Tuesday, April 21, 2015
R is for Return
When I left my home in January, I didn't expect I would ever return. But then, we all know what I've learned about expectations this year!
My decision to return home was one made from a place of love and learning but it wasn't exactly easy. When I left, I was confident I wouldn't return and I couldn't help but think of how I would appear to others for coming back. And of course, I struggled with the question of why the heck did I leave in the first place?
I had been home for about a week when I received this beautiful image via text from a friend. My eyes filled with tears as I read the words. It was exactly what I needed at that moment.
I left because I had to. That's clear to me now. Things would not be exactly as they are now if I hadn't gone. Returning was exactly what I needed to do as well. Mr. Pratchett's words couldn't be more fitting for my situation. Sure I could have stayed but I would have spent the rest of my life wondering What if?
So the lesson here is borrowed from that wise quote: Returning to where you started isn't the same as never having left.
Do you agree?