Over the next few months I found myself being wrung through a whirlwind of emotions. My depression continued and I felt caged in almost every aspect of my life. Caged at home. Caged at work. Caged within.
I was drowning and it was time to let go...
"If you are feeling restricted, remember that this moment is temporary.
Where you are now is not where you are going to be."
From this realization forward, I focused my attention on myself and moving on – and in a big way.
I decided to move my life from Ontario to Nova Scotia.
Now, I had been toying with this idea for awhile and the inner battle of knowing I was finally doing something for me, but also knowing I would be hurting those closest to me in the process, was something always in the back of my mind. In the end, I knew that those who cared about me would understand why I needed to go. I let the excitement of the adventure guide me through along with the unwavering belief that everything would be fine. Somehow, I knew this is what I was supposed to do.
By the beginning of April 2015 I had found a place in Halifax and halfway through I had paid my first months' rent to hold my room. On the 7th of May, I handed in my resignation notice at work and on June 2nd I made the drive from Beamsville, Ontario to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Thus far, I had never done anything like this in my life. What should have felt like a massive decision, just felt so easily right to me that I wasn't afraid of it -
I was entranced by it.
"This was my chance to refocus, rediscover, and redefine the girl I had left behind so many months before.
This was the best decision I had made for myself in a very long time.
I pulled myself out of drowning."
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