I've not blogged in quite some time, but I feel as my one year "anniversary" approaches, it is time for an update. It was in March of last year that me and my now ex seperated. At the time, I was completely devestated. It's amazing to me the difference a year makes.
Over the past year I have really learned a great deal about myself. And, I realize (as I think most people do with time) that even the most "devestating" experiences happen for good reason. I know now that while my time with the "ex" gave me three wonderful children, the relationship itself did little to nourish my spirit and growth.
That has been my goal over the past few months in particular: to nourish MY spirit. I've had quite a bit of time to get to know myself these past 12 months, and I came to realize I didn't like much of who I was a year ago on a personal level. However, I do feel like the whirlwind has stopped and rather than being in bland Kansas, I am now in the land of Oz--full of potential and possibility. I am Dorothy on the quest, eager to travel down the yellow brick road, to meet the unfamilar, and to find my own treasure that awaits.
I hope that those of you who are experiencing similar situations can find the type of support that I have had. Many people both on and off of the board have really been there--to listen, to advise, to cry with, and to pick me up, dust me off, and set me back on the path. You all have my eternal gratitude. For those of you still struggling, I know it's cliche, but time will heal the wounds and you will probably look back and realize that it was all for the best.