New Beginnings

I written about the fact that I’ve recently divorced.  I’ve maintained a good relationship with my daughter and ex-wife throughout all of this.  I’ve supported her emotionally, and to an extent, financially.

That’s changing tomorrow.  The two of  them are packing and moving 300 miles away.  I’ll still visit when I can, and my daughter will probably spend quite a bit of the summer here, but my family, as I’ve known it, is changing.

My daughter is 17.  She’s at the age where she wants freedom from her parents, but has no idea what that really entails.  I have a feeling that her and I will grow more distant for a few years, until she has a family of her own.

When I began living alone, I was extremely lonely.  I have since adjusted, and having the two of them nearby to visit was a big help.  It was an even bigger help that they would go home and leave me alone.  🙂  I won’t have them nearby anymore.

I have no family in the area now.  I have only a few friends.  I have no real ties to any particular city.  I like Louisville, and I like my current job, so I have no plans to move.  If I did move, it would be somewhere else without family, because I’d like to move somewhere west of here, and most of my family is in Michigan.

On the plus side, I won’t be going out to eat with them anymore, so it should be easier to control my eating.  I also feel I’ll be able to move forward with my life.  I don’t know exactly what I want out of life.  I have a variety of ideas, but some of them are in conflict with each other.

Whatever path I choose, it will involve getting fit, staying fit, riding a bike, and doing my best to improve myself as a human being.

3 thoughts on “New Beginnings”

  1. Life is a quixotic adventure. Keep yourself focused and motivated and you’ll be fine. And a little bike riding helps.

  2. The one constant in life is change.

    As Tim mentioned, a bit of cycling helps maintain balance (if you will pardon the pun). Work at enjoying life–it’s the most important work we can do.

  3. Thanks to both of you.

    My post probably came off a bit more negative than I intended it. A friend of mine read it and called me to make sure I was okay. 🙂

    Mostly, I’m just a bit melancholy about it all. I’m also undecided about what direction to take my life.

    I’m not riding today, as I have a lot of housework to do. I may squeeze in a ride tomorrow if time permits. I will be on the bike on Monday though.

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