A New Beginning

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Yay for Monday! Why is it that Monday always gets a bad wrap? Mondays are my FAVORITE! It is the start of a new week.. a new beginning! It is also LEG DAY! 🙂

But back to new beginnings… I think it is pretty obvious from my last post that I am starting over. Life hasn’t turned out like I had always thought or planned it to be. But everything happens for a reason. Clearly, I needed to learn some very important lessons in life. Boy, am I learning them! In just a short time, I feel like I have grown so much, yet, I KNOW there is so much more coming.. It is the nature of the beast, I suppose. And I say, BRING IT!

We watched The Croods the other night and it really hit home. Several times in my life I have been caught in the “never not be afraid” mindset… Afraid of what’s next. Afraid to move forward. I think we all get in this mode every once in awhile, wanting to hide in our cave until it is “safe.” But as Eep says in the movie, “That wasn’t living. That was… just not dying! There’s a difference.”

I am no longer afraid! After all, starting over is a new chance to rebuild the life I want! I may have lost something good, but I will definitely gain something better… It’s all in the attitude…

 

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It’s Official

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Yep! I am officially SINGLE! I actually changed my relationship status on Facebook the other day to divorced and then thought, “That sounds so broken! and I AM NOT BROKEN!” So, I changed it to Single instead. It just sounds better.

I keep getting the token tap on the shoulder, the pity looks, and people tiptoeing around me, not knowing what to say. Well, let me make it perfectly clear… I am doing just fine! I am HAPPY! Don’t get me wrong, there have been plenty of tears and numberless BATCHES of chocolate chip cookies single-handedly eaten by Yours Truly… but I am DONE feeling sorry for myself! So, I am making the most of an ugly situation and I am choosing to be happy! Simple as that! Honestly, I feel like I am FINALLY living my life! It is far from perfect, but it is MINE!

I found a quote from Andy Warhol several weeks ago that has really helped put things into perspective when I feel down…  Saying “So What!!” TOTALLY works! 🙂

Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, “So what.” That’s one of my favorite things to say. “So what.” “My mother didn’t love me” So what. “I’m a success but I’m still alone.” So what. I don’t know how I made it through all the years before I learned how to do that trick. It took a long time for me to learn it, but once you do, you never forget.  ~ Andy Warhol

I fully believe if you aren’t happy being single, you will never be happy in a relationship. You need to get your own life and love it first.. THEN share it. I am excited to see what the future will bring!

How do you get through tough times?