Hmmm… I’ve been gone for a while. For over a year now I have neglected the ol’ blog. And my, oh my, has the life I’m living changed in those 14 months. I wish I could say that it has all been unicorns and rainbows, but the truth is – it has basically been anything but.
Truth be told, the last 18 months of my life have been the most mentally taxing months of my existence.
I’ve experienced great loss on different levels. I lost both my grandma and a very close aunt to strokes earlier this year. These women were amazingly strong, independent women who taught me more than they would ever know – and I’m still learning from them as I embark on this new chapter of my life.
The other loss this year? My marriage. There it is…in writing…my marriage is over. In the legal sense, it has been over for just over a month. In the loving way God intended it – it has been over for much, much longer.
I guess I felt like it was finally time to just put that out there. That’s where I’ve been. Hopefully I’ll take the time to go into more detail and answer the FAQs that I get when I drop that bomb on people.
As I just said – that’s where I’ve been. But it’s not where I’m going. My head is up and my eyes are open and I’m looking into the future as optimistically as I can right now.