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    On Mar 29, 2020 Paulette C Pidcock wrote:

    Two and 1/2 years ago, I woke up one morning with the thought that I needed to make a physical change in my life. Two years prior - I became a widow, after 48 years of marriage. I felt the energy draining from my life and I knew I needed to move from a home I loved to a condo in the city. I loved my neighbors, and everyone was so helpful - but I was a single woman living in a 'couples' neighborhood. Our daughter was raised in our home - I lived there for 31 years...along the water. But I grew to think of it as a place in which our dreams of yesteryear became my current reality of memories. And, I didn't want to live in the past. The synchronicity came when I very quickly found - where to move - along the water in the city and bought the perfect size condo within days. My home sold within a couple months to people who loved it (and my furniture) - almost as much as I did. Other assets fell into place - not always at the same time - but I knew almost immediately that that decision - one April morning (my husband's birthdate) was the right action for me. I felt it in my heart initially and then the rest of me went into action to make this decision a reality...not always easy as a single 70-year old, who is healthy - but nothing stresses oneself like selling a home, de-cluttering, downsizing, packing and packing..... Reflecting, I absolutely made the right decision as I love my new location...lots of energy, restaurants - cityscapes to enjoy while walking, new friends...while onlya short 12 miles from my former neighborhood, my bookclub friends, etc. I do believe I restored balance and meaning in my life. I am freer to live a lifeof traveling with a purpose...providing leadership development in global workshops - working with mid-career professionals. I touch hundreds of lives directly and thousands indirectly...for which I am forever grateful.

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