So, for those of you who follow my morning routine via my sunrise photos, you may notice today is a bit different. This morning I woke up to a cold morning and elbows in my face. I am in my adopted home town of Winston-Salem, NC. I spent close to 5 years here. Looking back, they were some of the best years of my life. I honestly don't know what could have possibly made me stressed, annoyed or aggravated. The golden years.
On the other hand, to borrow a phrase from the wonderful Doug Bohr, they were also the "golden handcuffs." The last 5 years have been a struggle, to say the least. But I feel like I am finally moving toward a place where I know myself more, I realize my blessings, and I am moving forward in a positive direction.
I will spend time this weekend with the best thing to come from my time in W-S....my beloved Sullivan. I will also visit some old haunts and see dear friends. I am certain there will be some sad and awkward moments. But I no longer feel ashamed and browbeaten. I am proud of just being me and will hold my head high as I go out and greet the day.
Good morning, Winston-Salem!