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Why I Love My Empty Fridge

I’ve been on a mission lately to empty my fridge.  I looked in there and saw the shelves packed with various things.  Things that have just been sitting there for what seems like forever.  Food 🍕🍤🍗has gotten really expensive lately.  A trip to the store for “a few things” always seems to cost thirty bucks.  So, I decided to have my own “clear the racks” movement.  That jar of super-fancy olives from Greece?  Opened and consumed.  They were yummy.  And the same for the jar of tiny pickles and the some-kind-of-weird-berry jam.

“Was some magic meal-partner/man-person going to magically walk into my kitchen?”

Who was I saving them for?  Was some magic meal-partner/man-person going to magically walk into my kitchen in a black satin formal suit with a perfectly pressed white cotton shirt and a really cool Italian silk tie and eat them with me? (Okay, so I’ve thought about it a few times! Don’t judge!)

Um, no.  But I digress.

There was no reason not to enjoy these fancy food splurges.  Why don’t I think I am worthy of those cute tiny pickles in that pear-shaped jar?  Where did my self-esteem go?

I didn’t know.  But I did know I was going to start the self-esteem-rebuild with my belly.  Yum.  So, the olive jar is open!  As are the three peanut butter jars I didn’t realize were all open.

It’s become an “adventure” of sorts!  What crazy meal will I ingest with these food castoffs?  And as I empty the shelves, I am nourishing myself in ways I’ve never thought of.  And I’ve been inspired to look at all kinds of seemingly negative things  in different ways.  Yes, I was left at 50, but I was also set free!  I could have sat, unopened on a shelf forever!

Life took the lid off my jar.  And I was forced to consume a new reality.

So now I look at my almost-empty fridge in a new way.  I can’t wait to restock it with new food experiences.  (Quince jam, anyone?)  And whether I like these new taste experiences or not, I know I am expanding my palate.  Just as I was forced to try new things in my life.  When my Ex took off, I didn’t think I could survive all the changes that I feared were in store for me.  But I have.  And you will too.

Give these new ways of being a try.  Your new life is going to taste good.  I promise!😋

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!

One Comment

  1. Diane, I absolutely love your take on the empty fridge. Going to give mine a look see also. I believe there are 15-20 condiments in my fridge and I am not sure I want a full meal of that but if I do find something to put it on or mix it into then we are in business.
    Will share this. It’s a self heal activity for sure. Thanks

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