My Story

By the time I was in my 30’s, I thought I would be up to my eye balls busy. Like many, cultural expectations and the media set my goals. I was following the standard way of life (i.e go to college, get a job, get married, buy a house, grow a family and so on). Well, that hasn’t panned out. I was dwelling and without any plan other than the “wait and see” game for the white picket fence.

I knew I was entering the new year with the same life as last year and the year before. My life consisted of going to work, work out, go out, get drunk and repeat. I was also limiting myself from the things I wanted to do because I was waiting for a partner for this next new life.

So, I decided to do something about it. Creating The Spinning Wheel site was one of a long list of goals (100 Goal Challenge blog) I challenged myself to do. The plan was to get my life going somewhere. Where? Who knew…

My world soon became about exploration and experience, small or big, near or far. I learned not to feel ashamed of my single status. I would embrace where I am and where I’m going whether I get the white picket fence or not.

With this new perspective, I spend my days creating a new fulfilling life not held back by society’s expectations. This blog is about challenging behaviors, learning from relationships, creating new experiences, meeting the people of the world and opening our minds beyond what we’re supposed to do.

Ultimately, this is about discovering meaning beyond marriage and kids whether you’re single, married or divorced.

Use this for what you need whether it is to find meaning, community support, or simply, for entertainment.

Life is like a wheel that keeps moving and never stops, always spinning for more.

‘Til Next, Elisa

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