This post is part of the July Blog exchange on the theme "Freedom". Our guest today is the lovely and talented Divine from Divine Calm.
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Freedom from Myself
This year I want freedom from packing my emotions away like a small ball in the bottom of my stomach until they turn into a bitter, toxic pill that ruin my health and mental well being.
This Fourth of July I will be thankful that I am moving to Chicago--my personal declaration of freedom. I've been living in the same city for almost nine years and have never before re-imagined myself in the way I truly want to be.
This month I will move to a new city to live with a boyfriend who I have been dating for over a year.
Yes, I will be living in sin *gasp*, but I, for once, don't care what other people think. Well, okay, maybe I care just a little. But I am doing this for us, and for me. It's a personal decision that I have not made lightly. Now that the decision has been made, I feel lighter and am ready for the challenges and excitement that lies in store for us.
Next month I'll start a job where I'll have a title and responsibilities that I've been craving for so
long. Hopefully, I will be able to meaningfully contribute to my company. That's all I have wanted; I
want to be more than somebody's right-hand gal.
Yes, I am proud to be free to be in a country, which allows me to move and do things I have always wanted to do. Happy Fourth of July to the United States.
But I'm taking it a step further...Happy Fourth of July to myself--my personal declaration of freedom
from my own demons and fears.
If you want to read more about how Divine is trying to be less neurotic or if you want to see her
photography, feel free to visit her at www.divinecalm.com.
If you are interested in participating next month, email Kristen at kmei26 at yahoo dot com.