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I Wanted a Perfect Ending

by Linda Meredith

I Wanted a Perfect Ending

by Linda Meredith

Above all life is about being prepared to risk it all, possibly fail, and know that no matter what, you’ll pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep risking it all again.

And none of us have any idea if this way of living is inside of us until we begin to risk it all. If the definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over and wanting a different result, then we need to begin taking risks to change what has been handed down to us via the generations that have gone before us.

I risked it all for my kids. I never, ever, ever wanted a divorce, did I say never, ever? More passionately than never wanting a divorce I never wanted my kids to grow up in the same or similar environment to me. Never, ever. 

Toxic behaviours get passed down generationally and I refused to participate in raising children in an angry, undisciplined environment. Most couldn’t believe I’d left. In their eyes, I had it all. Behind closed doors, we never know what someone else is experiencing. And then when we tell people what’s been happening behind closed doors they refuse to believe us.

Risking it all doesn’t mean we don’t have a plan. We do. We’re sensible. Risking it all means we’re prepares to work towards a picture bigger than us and face each challenge one step at a time.

In the eyes of many people I failed when I began to risk it all, to my kids now grown into kind, caring, compassionate adults who think of the world in terms of bigger than themselves, they thank me for being willing to risk it all even though it cost me everyone and everything at that time. 

Is there a part of your life where you need to risk it all?


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