My Personal Experience In My Life

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After raising three children and twenty-five years of marriage, I found myself single and alone. Though I have always worked full time and maintained a home, navigating the single life was like a foreign language to me, and I struggled to find my comfort zone. I tried relaxing with friends, but found many of them were on a hunt of their own. Frequenting places that gave the appearance of a social function chalked full of fun, only to find late nights filled with alcohol and shallow connections. Over time, I realized I had lost my inner self. I didn’t know who I was or what brought me joy. I had been a wife and mother for so long, I didn’t know how to entertain myself. At times, I found myself unhappy with the life I created and pondered ways that I could change it. I knew I was different, I knew I needed more than social connections or late nights away from my home. I needed something for myself; to be needed, to have someone to care for, or better yet, a goal. One day, someone suggested I do something for myself. Something that doesn’t benefit anyone else and at the time I didn’t give it much thought. Over the next few days that question kept coming back to me and I began to consider what that would look like. I have been a care-taker my entire adult life. I was a wife, a mother, a nurse, a sister, and at the time a daughter providing live in care to my mother. I decided to give it a try and signed up for a kayaking trip on the Wolf River, I couldn’t find

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