Yes, I’ve lost a lot.
My financial security.
But in that loss, what have I gained?
Getting pedicures with my best friend from high school
Taking my niece to her dance recital
Taking a photo with my brothers for the first time in five years
Writing pages of journal entries in the sunshine
New friends that feel like family
A therapist and someone who listens to me
Closure to past relationships
A renewed relationship with my family after 10 years
Looking at hometown through a new lens
Forced time to think
Having my sister-in-law pray for me at the altar of my family’s church
Having my younger brother cook dinner for me and take me on dates
Exercising at the gym with friends
Worshiping next to my mom
Getting coffee with friends on Friday morning
A chance to create something new