When I got my physical energy back, I realized how free I was. I felt released from this cycle that drove my life. That was so powerful for me.
I am now in a season of discovery. I find that I am able to take care of my own needs without guilt and I am more willing to do things for myself. I still take care of the things my family needs but I feel like I have myself back. I can focus on things in life that I love and haven't touched in years. I started writing; I have two blogs. I also bought myself a sketch pad and started drawing again, and I have started learning golf. I'm also getting out and meeting other women. I have a message for women and I aim to show them how wonderfully free I am now.
In life, when an event happens, we get to pick what it means. Menopause could have meant I was old and past it, and I could have stayed depressed about it, but I chose for it to mean freedom and a whole new life and vitality. My body doesn't determine my identity. I do.