The broken road…

June 1, 2012


What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now.” ~ Unknown

Indeed at this very moment, I am happy. Full of what I believe is exactly where I am supposed to be. But to say the road to here, this place right now, has not been full of twists and turns, happy and sad, confusing and clear would be untrue.  Well before my minis came to be, there was a different life. A life that was full of the promise of minis, love and forever happiness.

Even today, I am not entirely sure where that road forked and I decided to take a new route. But today, in the best place to explore this moment, this fork, I am visiting with my friend Rene’e at “Lessons from Teachers and Twits” where I share part of that fork. Part of that moment that put me on this yellow brick road.  Certainly it has not always been shiny and golden, but without seeing some tarnish and feeling some heartache I would not truly understand the overwhelming love and opportunity that sleeps next to me and in the rooms beside mine.

Today, I go beyond the present and look to the past. To my first marriage, to the end of that time and to the lessons learned in a very difficult part of my life.

I invite you to join me, and learn more about my friend Rene’e as you have before when we did a “Mynewfavoriteweek’ly Inspiration” series interview with her a few months ago. She is full of light and love and keeps me smiling. So today I am so grateful to be with her and sharing my story. I hope you will come over and say hello, and leave word if anything inspires you. The chance to take or not.  To see the signs or not. Have you taken a chance in life that was difficult?  If so, please come share!

Have a great weekend everyone, and I hope that even if your own road has been broken, you feel that where you are today is exactly where you are meant to be.

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About Shannon Pruitt from 'Mynewfavoriteday'

Welcome to 'mynewfavoriteday. This space is about gratitude and connecting through being open, vulnerable and real. I hope you will enjoy my take on motivation, inspiration and advocacy and will take the opportunity to tell me of your own thoughts and stories. Why I started 'mynewfavoriteday.' I am a childhood surviving, divorced, now happily married, IVF (and now natural pregnancy) success story, working mother of 2 amazing babies who were born 12 weeks premature. As life often seems to surprise you when you least expect it, we added another sweet baby girl M to our family in July of 2013. While our angel minis, Q and E are now 7 years old, our son, Q, has thrived while our daughter, E, has had a much more difficult journey. She is considered special needs and in September of 2012 was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Angelman Syndrome. And so, as she has grown, so do we as individuals and as family. How to help her, how to celebrate our differences while allowing ourselves to cope with the challenges that we never knew to expect. Thus, while much of this blog is based on our experiences (good and not-so-good), it is also based on how we must not let ourselves become victims of our circumstances but rather advocate in our own lives. A little bit about me and who I am. In my professional life I am a marketer in the Entertainment Industry; however, ‘mynewfavoriteday,’ was not born of entertainment or marketing but rather as a pathway to help myself and others as we try to define who we are as parents, family members, spouses, friends, colleagues and people. I believe in never judging a book by its cover. Every cover is different, and no matter what your cover looks like, you never know how someone's book is written. Like mine. From the outside, you might never know what truly makes me who I am or what I believe. This blog explores the pages on the inside of my book. My vulnerabilities, fears, happiness, and all my triggers through the lens of being grateful for all the amazing blessings I know I have received but sometimes forget in the challenges of daily life. Thanks again for dropping by. I hope you will come back, subscribe, comment, share, and/or just hang out and be inspired or motivated to make each day for yourself or someone else 'anewfavoriteday.' By being here, you have certainly helped to make it mine. xo, Shannon

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