Tag Archive | happiness

Happy New Year -10 Reasons To Be Happy Your Divorced In the New Year

Almost exactly four years ago I split with my ex.  It was New Years Day when I asked him to leave.  I was scared to death.  I did not plan it, I was not waiting for the holidays to be over, I wasn’t thinking “out with the old…”, something happened that day, actually a few […]

To Each His or Her Own

A friend of mine lost her husband to cancer recently.  She had been with him for 35 years.  More than half her life.  I had never met her husband and only knew what she told me about him.  As I sat there in the church with a crowd of family and friends I realized that […]

Goodbye 2014

As I was contemplating the end of yet another year I decided to look over the goals I had set for myself for this year – some I had met, most I had not.  But right next to those goals were my goals for 2013 – virtually the same goals, virtually the same outcome.  But […]

Happy Birthday!

Today is my daughter’s birthday.  17 years ago I had my first child.  I can still remember the feeling I had that day in the hospital.  I had never been happier in my life.  Although not only did I not want to have children, I didn’t think I could, so imagine my surprise when I […]

The other day when I was talking with my daughter she said something to me that really threw me.  She told me that she wouldn’t mind living my life.  Seriously?  After everything she/we have been through these past few years and even beyond that, with my divorce and everything that led up to it, I […]

Fake It Til You Make It

The other night I was out with a friend, having an o.k. time.  Honestly it was just another Saturday night sitting in a bar having drinks, watching football and men.  I wasn’t having a horrible time but I have been doing this same thing with my girlfriend for a long time now, with the same […]

I’m Not Worthy

After having lunch with a friend and a very long discussion about or divorces I came to the realization, much to my dismay, that I married my dad. I have heard that we always tend to marry our parents, obviously not literally, but figuratively, without even realizing it. Although maybe some places in the south…. […]

Where Are All The Singles?

Have you ever felt like when you were married men/women were everywhere and now that you are single they are nowhere to be found. When I was married it seemed as though I had men hitting on me everywhere I went, even when I was at the playground with my kids. They were mostly polite […]

Spring Forward

“When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell So profound.  Today I find myself thinking about what was.  It’s Spring Break and in my neighborhood people are heading […]

Words to live by

I just spent an hour and a half outside on a gorgeous day raking leaves, fertilizing, watering and doing some general maintenance. Even though it was a nice day and I did not have much else to do today I found myself angry at my ex that I was the one outside doing all the […]