Friday, March 25, 2011

Fresh Start....

I have never had a blog before, so this may start fairly slow. I promise it will be sillier and more fun in the future...but for's all exposition.
    It had been almost a year since I left a bad marriage and had to start over from scratch. I had two kids and no car, no job, and was staying in my sister's basement with the kids til I could "get on my feet". It took about two months to get started with the basics and I was on my way to a new life!
    After a few months of working and going through the legal battle of divorce and taking care of my kids, I felt the solitude sneaking in. It was like a thick fog that came out of nowhere and engulfed me. It felt like my life still wasn't my life and I was having a hard time laughing. I had lost myself in my marriage because I had been pretending to be someone I wasn' I could pretend I was happy. Finding the real happy me was going to be a trial. Still working on it really. 
      My doctor wanted to prescribe me meds....I tried out for roller derby instead. I began meeting amazing women every night I went. They were warm and welcoming and brought me out of my fog. My calendar started filling up with practices and social gatherings. Before I knew it I was bruised and busy and happy! Sure, I have bad days, but there is always something ahead to look forward to. The sadness and despair that I had come from are now so far behind it feels like a bad dream. A friend recently told me, "Everything that happens to you in your life is either a lesson or art." Makes complete sense. This will now be my platform for both! I hope it provides entertainment and a little perspective to others. Happy reading!

‎"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"
~ Dr. Seuss


  1. Edith - you ROCK! I was there about a year and a half ago...minus the kids, and derby broke me into a much happier life as well. And I must now read every blog since I posted the first comment ever!!!

  2. Edith- I am so happy for this blog! You are one of the strongest and smartest women that I know. You are off to a great start in your adventure, and I want you to know how proud I am of you! Your a wonderful mother and you will always be able to see that in your kids. Thanks for being you and kickin' some ass!!! Can't wait to read what's you!

  3. Great post! Definitely keep writing. I can't wait to read more!