A life in review



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      “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”~Lao Tzo

With the new year approaching, I, like many others, have been reflecting on the changes and growth that I’ve experienced over the past year. After being unemployed since December of 2011, I finally feel as though I’m regaining my footing.  In October, not only was my first novel, A Life Less Interrupted, released, but I also celebrated my one year anniversary of moving to Atlanta!

ImageWords cannot express how thankful I am for the support of my family, as well  as the amazing circle of friends in my new city. But most importantly, I started a new job with a fortune 100 company at the beginning of December! Some might say its a coincidence that I was let go around the same time two years ago, but I don’t believe in coincidences. I know for a fact it was God’s Devine intervention and one of the many ways He shows his love for me. He got me of a very unhappy situation and by bringing that chapter of my life full circle, I can start a new one, which I believe will have a much happier ending.

I can say with utmost certainty, that I am not who I used to be. Even my family sees a difference in me. I’m stronger, braver and more open to life’s infinite possibilities. Not only did I relocate to a new city but to a completely different

Imagestate. I left the comfort of the only life I’ve ever known, and embarked on a new adventure. One of the many lessons I’ve learned in 2013, is that perhaps the life I was living, wasn’t the life God intended for me. Don’t get me wrong, I had a pretty good life back in FL. I was surrounded by family and friends, but I wasn’t living up to my end of the deal. In other words, I wasn’t really doing as much as I should have to reach my full potential.

When we stay in a place too long,  He shakes things up, and sometimes, He breaks us down so that he can rebuild us, making us better than before. I am learning to let go of the preconceived notions about who I should be, as well as the expectations  that other people have placed on me and it feels great! And because I am letting go of what I was, I am one step closer to becoming what I was meant to be.

Not only do I write to inspire others, but I live for that reason as well. So as always, this is from my heart to yours.

Wishing you a life less interrupted,

Ariel

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