“By letting go of what you thought was going to happen in your life, you can enjoy
what is actually happening.” – Taylor Negron
This wonderful human, comedian, and actor passed away recently. I knew him only casually, but when I was reading one of the last articles he had written, I found this quote at the very end of it. I was stunned at how insightful it truly is, and wanted to share it with all of you Leftat50’s. Certainly this sums up one of the many realizations I had after being left and letting go of what I thought was going to happen in my life. Even though my Ex’s cheating on me and walking out and then getting married was devastatingly painful, it was something that HAD to happen. I can see that now. But I very easily recall how it rocked me to my core. Because I completely thought I knew what was going to happen in my life. I was going to stay with the man I’d spent my entire adult life with. The person I trusted the most. AND THEN HE WAS GONE. So, I had to let go. I had to adjust. And little by little, I realized how miserable I had been. How I walked around kind of like a zombie, just getting through each day. Because I didn’t want to face that what I thought was going to be my life all those years was not going to happen. But these days, I do enjoy what is actually happening in my life. Is it a bed of roses? No. But do I live in hope instead of fear? Yes. Yes I do! And so will you. So even if you are going through some of the hardest parts of being left, hold onto this post. Keep it with you. Read it when you need to. And I promise that in the future, when you read this again, you will be enjoying what is actually happening in The Life You Hadn’t Planned.
We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together!