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:-)