For some reason my life seems to center around this particular date. I began to compile a list of significant events because they all seemed to have one thing in common. They all happened on November 1st.
It’s not all been good, but they are highlights; meaningful in one way or another. Here are a few of the most notable.
November 1, 2011
I began my first job after being a stay-at-home mom for a couple of decades. It was part-time at first as I still had children at home and was homeschooling. This job was with an amazing floral company. It was much more than just a flower shop. The gift line was spectacular along with its specialty food items. It finally closed in 2020 after being in business for 110 years. I was with the company for 7 years but left one year prior to its closure. The holidays there were magical. Especially Christmas. I will post holiday photos closer to Christmas.
November 1, 2013
I bought my first home. I walked in and knew it had to be mine. Oh, how I loved it. I realize that there are pros and cons to being a homeowner. The last couple of years though I focused on the cons. It was kinda inline with all the other details in my life. But I had an awakening of sorts and have fallen in love with it all over again. Today marks my 8 year anniversary.
November 1, 2016
That day was one of the absolute worst days of my life. My best friend had passed away in her sleep. She was the best of the best. I could write volumes about this amazing woman but tonight, it hurts. So I won’t. Five years ago today.
November 1, 2020
I brought Nyx home. She came with some big issues. Almost to the point of me taking her back. But in reality, she needed me as much as I needed her. One year later, we have this amazing connection. I couldn’t ask for a better dog. We are still both imperfect but perfect together.
November 1, 2021
I entered a fall photo contest sponsored by an insurance company. Two of my photos made it to the final five and people were able to vote on them last week on FB. I’m not on FB so I didn’t know how the voting was going. So it was a surprise today when I received an email of my winning photo.
November 1st will always stand out from other days. I’m not sure why this day was chosen, but every year I wonder what’s next.
Is it unusual that out of the 365 days in a year to experience so many remarkable events on one day? Do you have a significant day such as this?
When I was told today that I won the photo contest and it was November 1st, I knew I was going to write about this curiosity.
Have a great Tuesday. Our fall is about two weeks behind what is considered the norm and the leaves are now in their peak color. Be grateful for this beautiful season. ♥️
Photos: all mine except for Chelle. I believe that was taken by her daughter.