12 Months 2 Healing

Finding your Happy Place

“Stop searching for happiness in the same place you lost it. Change is not dismantling the old, it’s building the new.”

Brianna Wiest

October 4th, 2021

Consistency Just like always, my ex has once again outdone himself with the special occasions. He was always great at remembering special dates, picking the right card, treats, etc. He really knew how to make me feel special on a special day. If only he put that much effort into ordinary days. Here it isContinue reading “October 4th, 2021”

September 11th, 2021

Transitions It’s been 13 years since my last tattoo. I’ve always been the type of person to put a lot of thought and research into what I put on my body. I mean, it’s permanent. It can’t just be anything and it has to be unique. So, why today? The truth is, I didn’t chooseContinue reading “September 11th, 2021”

8/9/2021

Putting it into practice “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”  Albert Einstein What have I learned since my last post?  During my last therapy session, my Therapist and I discussed why it is I keep finding myself in unhealthy and unfulfilling relationships.  She shared with me aContinue reading “8/9/2021”

July 29th, 2021

Disappointments Part 2of2 The Beach Trip My 2 daughters and my 16-year old’s best friend took a short girl’s trip to the beach a week ago. Of course, this trip was not without any issues. Story of my life. We stopped for breakfast on the way. The lady at the drive-thru handed me our drinksContinue reading “July 29th, 2021”

July 25th, 2021

Disappointments Part 1 of 2 I wish I could say it was an uneventful few weeks, but I guess I’m just not that lucky. It all started with my girls returning home from visiting family for the Summer. I picked my oldest daughter up from the Airport. The next day I was supposed to meetContinue reading “July 25th, 2021”

July 10th, 2021

Be Active Not Reactive It has taken me almost three weeks to write this blog post.  I’ve typed the post three times and each time I deleted it.  I’m currently struggling with self-blame.  I’ve been working with my therapist on it.  She tells me that I need to learn to have self-compassion.  She keeps tellingContinue reading “July 10th, 2021”

June 20th, 2021

Today my husband stopped by to drop his keys and garage door opener off. It’s official, every drop of him has left the house. How am I handling it do you ask? I keep waiting for the second grieving wave to hit me. Like it did Memorial Day weekend when he took our daughter toContinue reading “June 20th, 2021”

May 27th, 2021

Final Separation Almost one month from the date I found out my husband was continuing his relationship with the woman that was causing strife in our marriage, we were signing our separation agreement document. Thankfully, we were able to come to a mutual agreement on how to separate our lives, time with our child, andContinue reading “May 27th, 2021”

June 9th, 2010

My new found independence it’s both exhilarating and exhausting. Who knew that mowing the lawn could be so painful. My backyard alone is approximately .30 acres. And somehow I managed to break the riding lawnmower that we had when I asked my husband to show me how to use it. I was trucking along andContinue reading “June 9th, 2010”

April 28th, 2021

The Betrayal This is the day that will be etched in my mind for the rest of my life. I fought so hard to save my marriage. But that day, was the day I said, “I just can’t do this anymore”. You see my husband of 10 years was having an emotional affair with aContinue reading “April 28th, 2021”

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