Quirky Yogi Berra once said, “When you come to a fork in the road – take it”. Duh. That’s a pretty good reason to make this post the last on my Write Brain Widow journey.
I realized that to continue the trip, with complete authenticity, I’d need a new pair of shoes. So I packed up some dark chocolate caramel, a cool new pair of slides and the spirit of my handsome guy, who was the heart of this blog. With no destination in mind and no compass, I’m starting down the next path to see what’s behind door #2.
When I began this blog, I was a brand new widow trying to find my way through the maze of sudden, soul-decimating grief.(is there any other kind?) Through these last three years, I’ve learned that I can, indeed, be alone but not lonely; move forward but not on, and somehow grow in the process. I’ve learned to forge a new life without leaving the tender part of my heart that was my husband behind. All the posts of Write Brain Widow will continue to live in this space as well – to read or share.
The writing continues; it’s what I do. (And, hey, they don’t call my chatty chick for nothing) My words will just appear in a new blog called ‘The Other Shoe’, which seems kind of appropriate to the unpredictability of life, no? In fact, I just wrote and posted my maiden blog there as a way of introduction. As new thoughts, and kooky observations come, I hope you’ll continue to read and laugh and most of all offer your thoughts as well.
I’m am so grateful for the openness you’ve shown to my humble writing, for your encouragement and for becoming part of my ‘community’ and my search for a new self ‘without’. I thank each of you from my heart for what you’ve been to me here and hope that you’ll join me on the next leg of the trip at theothershoe.blog.
High heels optional.
Good move ….. congrats on new blog
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Thank you as always, my friend! ❤ ❤
can you refresh my memory about who was yogi berra?
Yogi was a famous American baseball player in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but just as famous for his funny, ironic sayings.
I have not “walked in your shoes”, but I have followed your journey from the loss of your husband to today. I admire you and the way you have eleoquently shared this experience and am looking forward to your next chapter.
Anne, thank you so much not only for following my blog but also your kind words. I so appreciate them and will carry them with me.