Stepping Out

"Wait at least five years before you remarry" they advised, well aware of the three disastrous choices I'd made in the past.  But I'd been waiting all my life for someone like this to come along. 

I'd only known him for five months, but that was long enough to know that I had to go for it.... give up my job of nineteen years, move from the city I'd lived in for over twenty.  Move to another state, find another job, and marry the man who just might prove to be the man of my dreams.

 I had everything to loose in such an impulsive decision, and I would have discouraged anyone I knew from doing something like that.  Yet there I was, packing up the past twenty years of my life in boxes, abandoning the year and a half of freedom that was so hard won, and heading to a new life in Texas.  It was a crazy thing to do, and WAY out of my comfort zone.

Seven years have passed since then, and I have never regretted my decision for one single moment. Papa Bear truly is everything I ever wanted and so much more than I ever believed anyone could be. My advice to people now... use your brain, but follow your heart!

I'm linking up with Patricia's blog hop In Other Words
 where the creative writing prompt this week is the following quotation:
"Everything you ever wanted is one step out of your comfort zone."
- Anonymous



  1. Happy stories...I do like those. You and he both knew it was right.

  2. It's wonderful that you found your magic!

  3. You are so encouraging...and courageous. It is true sometimes a step outside our comfort zone opens up a world we could never have imagined. You and Papa Bear are blessed. Thank you for sharing your story at In Other Words, it is truly a gift and inspiration.

  4. I cant imagine where you mustered up the guts to do that! AMAZING WOMAN! AWESOME STORY! How did ya know? I never trust my heart... I really need to have a better relationship with it. Im so happy for you!

  5. It's magical when such magic happens, Josie.
    But, we have to step out of our comfort zone & experience the magic!
    Happy for you! May the magic last forever.


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