Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Turning the Page

Sometimes in our lives we are forced to look hard at ourselves regarding our true feelings, our priorities and what our objectives are. I have been in that phase for about a year now.Maybe I can say that I have been trying to find myself..hey 54 years old and still I don't know the real meaning of life ...do you?

I am the type person that uses instinct and feelings as my guide. I know what I am good at and I know what I am not good at. I also know that I have to take care of myself as nobody else will....but of course when I say something like that, Jules always pipes up and say that he will always take care of me even when I am old and grey...well the grey is already here but thanks to Garnier hair products I'll keep my hair red for now!

In my last post I spoke about my swimming day and the inner peace which I had in the middle of the pool. It was there that I was able to make a decision about my future. It was there that I decided to submit my resignation to AFPAD. It was there that I said to myself that I have to work more on prevention with young women and adults. That is where I want to make a difference.

We hear so often how after a tragedy something changes...remember the overpasses in Laval, Quebec which fell and innocent people died. It's after these tragedies that governments decide to invest money, do repairs, rethink their strategies...always after the fact. My daily job is working in prevention....that is what I know best and that is what I want to continue doing. When the employees in my building complain about something, I often tell them to not be a part of the problem, but be a part of the solution. I want to live by my owns words.

2009 is going to be a good year....a year of transition, a year of meeting new people and spreading the word. I will speak to many more young women and young men about abusive relationships. Remaining silence is not the answer....breaking the silence will save lives !


Sharron Prior website said...

Beautifully said Doreen!

Someone told me just recently how we ( My Mom my sister Moreen and I)how we must take care of our selves.."Our Needs" and to put "Our Family needs first!
How special is that!


Doreen P

Anonymous said...

Yes, Doreen, well said. Sounds to me like you have your priorities and objectives in good order.


April_optimist said...

I am so sorry about Kelly-Anne, I did smile as I read your post because I'm still figuring out who I am and I'm a couple of years older than you are!