I am sitting here amidst all kinds of feelings – confusion, frustration, surprise, excitement – as I’ve just taken a peek through the entire Fight Back From Big Debt blog and realized how long it’s been since I last posted anything. About five years.
At first glance, that sounds like a ridiculously long time to let a blog sit and stew. But in reality, so much has happened in the last 1800 days. My husband of 19 years passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at Christmas time, 2012. I was left alone to forge a new path for myself, our five kids, while helping the thousands of people who called him friend grieve through a loss that left us all in shock. I suppose it’s no understatement to say that it’s been a really tough time for me.
But sitting here on the other side of tragedy, stronger and more confident than I’ve ever been, I’m ready to take things to the next level. There’s a plan for me, and there is no doubt in my mind that it involves helping all of you. There’s so much to do, so much to share, and I honestly can’t wait to get started.
Let’s join forces and create a life for ourselves that allows freedom to follow our dreams, reach our goals, and enjoy our passions, whatever and whomever they may be.
And thank you for your trust and loyalty all these years. It means the world to me.
(Those of you who may be confused at the name change, I actually made the change to using my middle name more than a dozen years ago. For ease of explanation, I continued to use my first name in any situation that coupled me with my husband. Since his passing, I have naturally lost all connection to my first name, and now only go by my second name, Alexandra. I did keep the Brown though. I like that one…)