Light breaking through a cloudy sky

New Blooms: New Beginnings

The best part of rainy weather is the rainbow that follows. Second best is knowing that the rain has left a fresh path for you to navigate. This leaves space for all the new, fresh things that are to come. Honestly, there are so many reasons to let the gloominess surround you. You have to actively put forth the effort to find the rainbows and the glimmers of sunshine that break through on a cloudy day.

I cannot count how many times I’ve woken up in a mood and was met with a rainbow or sunshine rays. It’s always a nice reminder that there is beauty all around us. We just have to be open to receiving it.

Life in general is ever evolving. Throw being a military spouse in the mix and, man, don’t even get me started on life. Between the MilSpouse blues and deployment depression, y’all know as well as I do that life is just “life-ing.”

Dark days can seem to outnumber the good. It’s the little reminders that bring a smile to our faces, the days that remind us that this is truly possible. And by this, I mean the life that we manifest for ourselves and our families. The end of the year can signify a new beginning.

A new year brings new hopes and dreams. We made it through the storms, even if the outcome is not what we thought it would be or necessarily what we hoped for. I’m a big believer in the idea that things will work themselves out the way they are supposed to — especially if you put in the work during the storm.

I recently went through my own storm in life. Between figuring out what I’m going to do with my career, and trying to find myself and figure out who I am outside of being a military spouse, a mother, a nurse, etc. Those things are amazing and play a huge part in who I am, but they are not all that I am. I’m still figuring it out.

Rainbow in the sky

I’m excited to see what this year brings for me. That’s the best part about rainbows and rays of sunshine: They signify room for new things to bloom. The rain washed away the self-doubt and hydrated the ground, leaving room for new blooms to be fed by the rays of sunshine. It feels good to see myself in a new light.

I hope that rainbows and sunshine rays find their way into your everyday lives. Make way for new things to bloom that are waiting just below the surface. In case no one has told you today, you are worth all the good things and then some. Here is to the future rainbows, sunshine rays and new blooms!

Written By Tanecia Favors
Navy Spouse

Tanecia, while new to the Blog Brigade family, isn’t new to military spouse life. She has been married to her Navy spouse for 8 years.

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