“Where’s daddy?” My beautiful baby girl asked nonchalantly, without even looking at me. She was shuffling toys around trying to decide which one to play with next. She was clearly expecting a quick and easy answer that would confirm what she suspected - that he’d be back any moment. Little did she know that was not the case.
There was a relatively short period of time wherein I was completely unsure of the fate of my marriage. In that time, I was desperately trying to figure out what was happening, why it was happening, what was going to happen, and how I could change it. In conversations with family and friends, there was one common response I kept getting - “oh, he’ll be back.”
My ex left before I received results from the California bar exam. But on the day he left, literally one hour after he walked out of the door, I got a phone call from a department store. They had received my application and wanted to interview me for a seasonal position.
Happy New Year! I’m wishing you a loving, prosperous, progressive, and light 2019!
In honor of one year ending, and another beginning, there seems no better time than now to discuss grabbing our light. What does grabbing our light even mean? Why did I name this blog that? What am I even talking about?
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
The holidays can bring a lot of family, love, and laughter. But if you’re grieving a lost loved one, it can also bring a lot of loneliness, rejection, and sorrow. I sincerely hope this Christmas that you’re experiencing the former. But if you’re not, I want you to read this post and take heart that this is only for a season; next holiday season will be better.
There were all kinds of questions asked whenever I told people I was separated or divorced. Younger women (meaning women my age because, you know, I’m young) would usually ask “did you see it coming” and “why?”
I cried the day my ex left, of course. It was a huge shock to my mind and my world. But crying for that reason is expected. The crying I want to talk about is the crying that comes days and weeks after.
My therapist encouraged me to identify myself on this blog. In doing so, my authenticity can only increase and my connection with my readers can only be stronger. A fun way of kicking this off, and celebrating one month, would be to share some fun and random information about myself.