No Love Lost Just My Focus Regained

in , by Linda B Hurd, July 08, 2022

July is month eight post-separation from my spouse. This month has started with me choosing to be alone. I had started dating early this year while still trying to heal mentally and emotionally through my separation. Co-parenting has been a strain at times with my children's father. 

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As you read this, it's almost 1 am. My mind is calm. I am in the queen-size bed with my 4-year-old son and a 10-month-old daughter. I've been looking back over all the decisions I made this month to see how I've treated myself. I just finished journaling. 

When I filed for divorce, I did not know how to bounce back from the money I was willing to pay to retain an attorney. All I wanted to do was have legal aid on my side to help me seek justice. I had more money in my savings than in my joint checking account. 

I am willing to attest to my own happiness these days. Its been 6 months since I went through with my separtion from my spouse. If someone had told me that 2022 would be the last chapter of my twenties that brings me closer to many of my goals, I would have asked to look into the crystal ball, my baby!