Category: Life after divorce

  • I know I’m not writing today, that’s for sure.

    Today’s Write 31 Days Prompt: Five things I know for sure. There isn’t much that I know for sure. There just isn’t. I don’t have immutable truths in my life. I don’t trust immutable truths. So what do I know for sure? I know I’m not writing today, that’s for sure. Nope. Not going to […]

  • It’s my birthday, and I’m sad.

    In 2012, I made a list of 37 birthday wishes, and the first one was this: I wish for a second lifetime with my Travis. This is my first birthday post-divorce. I can’t say it’s the first one without him, or the first one I’ve spent alone, because if I didn’t plan something for my […]

  • Can’t write. I’m too busy healing.

    I had a Co-Dependents Anonymous (CoDA) meeting to go to, so I couldn’t possibly write for the 31 Day Challenge, today. Nope. Can’t write. I’m too busy healing and learning. Big job, healing. I shared for the first time. A few others had shared on the topic of trying to be helpful, easing the path […]

  • Too tired to be inspired

    I’m so tired, I’m shaking. I want sleep so bad that I feel like crying. My arms and legs are heavy and slow. My eyes are slow and gritty. There’s not enough Visine in the world for this. Getting myself out of bed was like a physical pain. At least there’s no migraine, which this […]

  • Tasty, tasty grief marinade.

    Today’s Five Minute Freewrite prompt is: COMFORT. Beginning last Friday, I’ve been marinating in grief. I’m grieving my husband, marriage, and previous future, and that’s opening me up right down the line to grieving the various dads who have left over the years. What tipped me over was something so simple, it’s embarrassing. I’m losing […]

  • Five Minute Friday: Share

    This week I’m participating in Five Minute Friday. FMF is pretty much what it sounds like – set a timer, write for five minutes on the prompt provided. It’s been a great tool for getting me up and writing, before work, on this, the most holy day of the workweek. Today’s Five Minute Friday Freewrite […]

  • Sometimes you fly

    This week I’m participating in Five Minute Friday. FMF is pretty much what it sounds like – set a timer, write for five minutes on the prompt provided. It’s been a great warm-up before throwing myself headlong into the writing train that is Write 31 Days. This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: POTENTIAL. […]

  • And that’s all she wrote.

    This week I’m participating in Five Minute Friday. Writing with a timer has been beautifully freeing. Who knew? This week’s Five Minute Friday writing prompt is: COMPLETE. My divorce papers were finally signed by the judge Wednesday afternoon, all of two days ago, after a 90-day stall. I spent a lot of those days wondering […]