Divorce in the Media A Huff Post Article

I was doing a bit of reading on Huff Post in the divorce section.  I came across this article, “7 Ways To Embrace Being On Your Own After Divorce”  I like to try to apply at least part of my readings to my life so let’s take a look and see how they apply to me now over 6 years since my X walked out.  My comments on her suggestions are in italics…I will choose 3 of her suggestions.

Define who you are outside of marriage
In marriage, I would have to describe myself as a lady in “waiting.”  Waiting to live my life.  Waiting on my husband.  Waiting for promises to be kept.  Waiting while he pursued his dreams and goals so that I could eventually work on my own.  Waiting, waiting, waiting.  Now I would have to say I am doing.  I go out with friends, I plan trips, I am working on my blogs and no longer get made fun of for it.  I am doing my best to find myself, and it feels good.Get healthy. (And note that “healthy” doesn’t mean losing a ton of weight.)
 I enjoy working out.  I walk my dog 2 or 3 times a day.  I take classes at the local gym.  I especially like Zumba and Spin classes.  I attempt to be aware of my eating habits and try not to over do it.  That being said, I could stand to lose some weight, but I am healthy and happy with myself just the way I am.Halloween Zumba Party 2015

Take a solo trip.
I have taken several solo trips, and I love it.  My dream has always been to travel.  Local or far away, it does not matter.  I recently took a trip with the Road Scholars.  I drove 12 hours to get to my destination in the Finger Lake region of NY.  What a blast.  I met amazing people from all over, learned about the area from our guide and other speakers, and had the opportunity to explore.  I loved it.  I can’t wait to go on my next adventure.  
Watkins Glenn Gorge 2015

Follow the link to Huff Post.  Check out the article and let me know what 3 apply to you.I know it is a daily battle but hold on and keep moving.God Bless!KathieyV:-)