Blessings from a Near Death Experience and a New Book Launch

I can honestly say I have had a near death experience. Scariest moments of my life.

It was the storm that touched down on Saturday, May 21.  Apparently, there were two tornados that touched down in the London area.  

I believe I knew there was a storm coming.  My partner left to get an oil change for her vehicle and I decided to start cleaning out the grotto (garage).  I was so excited for the day. It was Saturday and I had a lot of things I wanted to do – as always.  

I was happily cleaning up the grotto and I noticed it was starting to get windy. I had the side door open and I was thinking I better close it.  All of a sudden I had to close it real quick as a gust of wind just blew the door open and shut.  I ran around to the front of the grotto and was madly putting things back inside and was just about to lock the door when there was a loud crack and a huge limb came crashing down right beside me taking down wires and a cement pedestal right beside my feet.  

You can see the grotto in the background. I was standing exactly on the right of where the tree fell. (exactly in the middle of the grotto) I continued to lock up the doors and wasn’t really in shock until I got in the house.

I wasn’t really scared at first.  I was just saying Oh My God. It felt like a huge wave that could just swallow me up.  There was a wire in my way and I didn’t really know what it was.  I felt puzzled by it.  I moved it out of the way and then I knew what it was.  Later I realized it could have been a live wire and I could have been dead.  

I had to squeeze my body by the bbq and in front of the branches that had crashed and were all pushed up against the back door. It was my only way out of the back yard and into the house as the gate that you can see in the picture was closed and locked.  I got into the house covered in bits of leaves and dirt and soaking wet.  I was hyper-ventilating and was now feeling very scared.  I checked the dining room window which also had tree branches right up against it. I was never so scared in all my life. The house was fine, the garage was fine and most important I was fine.  

My first thought once I got in the house safely was “was my partner okay”. She is nervous by this type of weather and I knew she might be scared. I also felt like this was a bigger crisis than it already felt like.

This kind of scary event and close call certainly brings up a lot of emotions and thoughts about our own mortality, our loved ones and who we want in our lives, who supports us and how our lives could be cut short in a moments notice.

So, I think it was interesting timing that I had written a story for a chapter in a book called “A Change of Heart – A Love Story” due to come out on June 15th on Amazon. The book is called The Voyage and the Return: The Path to Self Discovery – A collection of inspiring stories written by women who have had transformative journeys in their life from difficulty to self discovery. Here is the link to be the first to know when the Voyage and The Return is released and get on the list to receive the FREE Launch Resource Bundle.

My story is all about finally finding true love and I decided to get my story down so that I could share and give hope to others and also so that I could always remember how beautiful it is. My story brings tears to my eyes and I hope you are inspired by it as well. Thank you so much for always supporting me.

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About Kim

I’m Kim, your go-to Professional Organizer and Virtual Coach! I’m beyond excited to embark on this clutter-free adventure with you. With a background in mental health and a passion for transforming spaces, I bring a holistic approach to decluttering. It’s not just about neatening up physical spaces; it’s about fostering a mindset shift that radiates throughout your life. I founded Space For You Clear the Clutter, Heal Your Life and have been working with individuals and groups for about 15 years. I've also trained with Professional Organizers of Canada and the Institute for Challenging Disorganization.
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6 Responses to Blessings from a Near Death Experience and a New Book Launch

  1. Wow, such a scary experience. So thankful you and your partner are ok!

    Congratulations on the book. Sharing stories is one of the most powerful ways we can encourage others. 🙂

    • Kim says:

      Thank you Seana – it was so scary and I feel so blessed that everything was okay. So exciting about the book. There are so many inspirational stories in there.

  2. Kim- What a terrifying experience! Nature can be brutal and we don’t always realize the force that can be delivered in an instant. I’m thankful that you and your partner are physically fine and safe.

    How exciting about your new book! Congratulations on your upcoming launch. I’m sure you will inspire many with your story of love and hope. I wish you all the best of success.

    • Kim says:

      Thank you so much Linda – So true! Mother Nature is such a force and we are not very familiar with tornados in this area. They have been very rare.

  3. What a frightening thing to have happy, but I’m so relieved that you and your partner (and your house and your garage) are all safe and sound. I didn’t even know there were ever tornados in Canada, let alone in Ontario! (I’m a native Buffalonian; I assumed you only got the same lake-effect snow!)

    Mazel tov on the new book! Stories are the way we communicate meaning, and I’m sure it will inspire many!

    • Kim says:

      Hi Julie, Tornados are not usual in our area at all but I remember some from many years ago. Mother Nature sure can be a strong force. I just feel very blessed and grateful. Thanks for commenting

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