Because of My Divorce

I just realized, my wedding anniversary is this weekend.  It’s hard to remember who I was all those years ago as I prepared to say “I do.”  It’s hard to imagine who I’d be right now if things hadn’t turned out the way they did.  Surely, I wouldn’t be writing this blog.  And that causes me to reflect…

Things I’ve done since my divorce that I (probably) would not otherwise have done:

  • Bought a house (by myself)
  • Finished my bachelor’s degree
  • Became The Divorce Encouragist
  • Became a divorce coach
  • Got a Mac (and then another…)
  • Learned to snowboard
  • Wrote a book
  • Published my book
  • Reconnected with old friends
  • Made new friends
  • Re-established my relationship with the beach
  • Bought a kayak (and I use it!)
  • Bought a surfboard (what was I thinking?)
  • Yoga classes
  • Photography classes
  • Parenting classes
  • Experienced stepmotherhood
  • Recovered from My Most Painful Breakup Ever (which, now doesn’t seem so bad)
  • Vacationed alone
  • Found Am continuously discovering/inventing myself


What’s on your Because Of My Divorce List?


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  1. I bought a bike and used to ride it a lot
    I bought a canoe and use it
    I earned a PhD
    I learned to love the outdoors (and pee in the woods!)
    I learned who I am and learned to love that.
    I met my very best friends who I would have never met if I hadn’t made the changes in myself and my environment
    I traveled

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