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!