This has been a time of big changes for me. After losing my second dog—a dog I’d had for 15 years, a dog that was always at my side and a dog I had cared for when he became sick about 2 years ago—I have entered a new phase of my life. Losing my first dog 2 years ago was hard, but I still had my other dog. But now that both of them are gone, I realized a whole section of my life is lost. So many changes came about with them—good and bad, but mostly good—and now I find myself wondering what the future holds for me. Taking care of a sick pet is difficult and a part of me is relieved to be free of that, but a part of me is also heartbroken.
Luckily, I have one dog remaining. He came into our lives about a year ago. Without him, I would truly be lost. A huge chapter of my life is gone and new one begins. Even though I am sad for what I have lost, I look forward to the future. I’m using this time of change to reinvent myself, to clean out my clutter and to focus on what lies ahead and not dwell on what has past.
Change can be a good thing. It depends on how you choose to look at it—you either accept it and move on or you don’t and risk becoming depressed. I’m hoping to move on. Here’s to what the future holds.
Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author
Two mortals are caught in the midst of the battle between the Titans and Olympian gods.