I’m completely embarrassed I haven’t posted for a while. I just reread my last post and it was Jan of 2018! Shameful. smh However I’ve had a good reason – well… it wasn’t really a good reason it was a reason sadly so. The D word came into play. Yes. THAT D.
Without going into details – suffice to say – at the age of being a complete adult at this point (its a mirage) I know what I can and cannot live with or without. We have divorced. SIGH. I know. I was very hopeful. We had very different versions of how life should be lived. Lifestyle choices. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions – but now mainly it’s been the hassle of changing my name back to Kennedy which is my maiden name. Let me say it here – I will NEVER change my name for anyone ever again. EVER. EVER. Ever and forever more. EVER. I’m not sure I would even contemplate marriage again – I’m not bitter by any means. I love the thought of being in a relationship with someone – I just know myself so well – there’s so many things in life I am a part of – so many things I want to do. Go Do See is my motto. I’ve yet to find someone to compliment who I actually am. He could be out there – he really could and probably is. We may or may not ever cross paths – and that’s OK – I’ve lived an incredible life – I’ve had wonderful trips and experiences. I’ve got friends who count as family for me. I’ve got two fantastic children (one who just got her first job after finishing up a second degree – one who will graduate in May of next year). I just got a new puppy. Bumble the scottie. Life is good. Life is grand. I just cut my hair short again. I like it short so there.
Life is to be savored. Explored. Talked about. Conversations should flow freely and frequently. Talking about the days events, life, hopes dreams, past history…. all should be able to share freely. Beware of the shoulds.
With that being said – what do I know about myself at this point. I am a workaholic. In a good way I think. I LOVE what I do. Estate sales are my life. I’m really good at what I do and I savor every sale. I’m a writer. Working on my novel and a childrens book. I’m an adventurer. I have wanderlust out the yingyang. I love dogs. I’m quirky in a good way if there is a good way. I’ve been told I’m a wee bit eccentric although I do not see that. Obviously others do. Ahem. I’m a true extravert with some introvert thrown in there for good measure. I’m a giving loving person. I truly believe in giving back to the world in whatever way moves you. I do not like going to organized church services. I will only go now if the Uncles guilt me into going or if Val is singing. And even then I have to think about it. This doesn’t mean I don’t believe in God. I just feel God could care less if I sit in a church service for an hour or more. My God wants me to be involved in the world helping others. I think people will be very surprised to find out who or what God really is. That’s a completely other blog for another time.
I don’t like the TV being on for the sake of having background noise. I’ve been back in my house in ATL for about 6 months now and I have yet to turn on a television. Ok. I do bingewatch Netflix – say – did you watch The Haunting of Hill House? Completely FABULOUS!
I like having dogs running around. I rehomed my sweet precious pug girls because he had allergies and they shed like a sonofabitch. They are fine in loving homes but it was a sacrifice a very sad one. I now have 3 Scotties – Pip, Cricket and now baby Bumble. I need dogs in my life. They bring me joy.
I love older homes. I love the character and history that goes with it. I recently purchased a wonderful 1919 home in Birmingham (remember I have 2 companies – one in atl and one in Bham). I absolutely love breathing life back into a house that needs love care and design. I’ve named it Thistle Patch Cottage. If you remember my home in Atlanta is named La Petite Maison de Joie. The Little House of Joy. I name things. I think that’s considered quirky. Oh well. Sue me.
I need books, coffee (preferably café du monde French press too) and people places and things. I need to be able to come and go freely without being made to feel guilty or as if I’m doing something wrong. Life is TOO SHORT to be anywhere that’s not the right fit.
Find your tribe. Your tribe should embrace you for who you are. Support and love you. Just as you would do for them.
Ok. Gotta scoot — meeting Di for coffee at Alons in Dunwoody – then off to a fundraiser at Arches Brewery where Atlas South Estate Sales (my atl co) has donated items for the event.
Happy Saturday everyone. If you stay in your pjs all day or go on an adventure – just enjoy who you are at this very moment – it’s up to YOU to make yourself happy – no one else can do that for you.
Toodles. love and all that jazz – Kimy – now Kennedy – again for ever more. Ever more.