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 now...it'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't....so 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