Have you ever looked back on a really tough time in your life and wonder how the heck you pulled yourself through? It’s like the picture of the kitten who stares at the mirror and sees a lion reflecting back at him – but in reverse. On the basic day to day dealings of life, we often view ourselves much smaller and less courageous. It’s usually not until months or years later that we are able to look back and see our resilience, recognize our strength, and see the lion within.
On the basic day to day dealings of life, we often view ourselves much smaller and less courageous. It’s usually not until months or years later that we are able to look back and see our resilience, recognize our strength, and see the lion within.
Looking at my old posts here took me back to a time when fear, sadness, and the unknown were my daily companions. My heart ached with remembrance as I read the raw emotions of what I was going through. I wanted to reach out and hug my old self, Suzette circa 2012, and tell her to stay strong and that everything was going to be alright. Some of those posts make my eyes well up with tears because I know exactly how I felt at the time. I also know what I’ve endured and have had to sacrifice to get to where I’m at now. The physical and mental pain may be gone, but they have surely left scars.
Over the past four years, I’ve been many places and experienced many things. I’ve looked in the mirror countless times and have seen both the kitten and the lion.
Making a comeback into the blogosphere world, my first thought was to start a completely new blog – a place where my fresh, crisp “sheets of paper” would host new stories that tell the tale of the way life looks for me now. But that’s not how life works. Correction, that’s not how I work. No matter how painful or flawed my previous blog may be, my past is part of my story and my journey. I recognize there are some big gaps that need to be filled in that journey, which is why I have included a little update in my previous post: How I Became Infertile. Please feel free to check it out, it has a wonderful ending.
Going forward I will be posting more things that reflect life for me currently (teaching yoga, motherhood, wellness, and lifestyle). However, what was once the Yoga Wife Yoga Life blog will remain here as a testament of time to honor my past- the journey, the kitten, and the lion.