Engaged!

1st anniversary! Then Chérie popped the question. It was a heartfelt yes from me, and so with that, I’m ENGAGED!!! If you told me a year ago that I’d be in the PNW, have my very first dog, be extremely happy, have an actual engagement ring, and live my best life, I’d have scoffed. But […]

Slow Recovery From Divorce

I hate my ex. When I think about all the good times we had, I feel so guilty for all that I feel – that I had once loved him, and that I now hate him. I hate that I had ever loved him. I think I was in love with the idea of him. […]

Job Updates

I just got a new job here in the Pacific Northwest area. Today was Day 3 of training, and boy it was tedious. All training programs are though, so there’s that… I’ve finally wrenched myself out of the food industry. I joined an outsourcing company, that handles customer service, as well as technical support. I […]

Emotional Abuse – Being Made to Feel Ugly

When friends used to tell me that I was experiencing emotional abuse, I would laugh because in my mind, it was absurd. I consider myself an intelligent, and independent woman. How could I be emotionally abused? I’m not like those women who stay in a battered relationship. I’m not needy, or worse… Weak. I can’t be […]

A Happier Person

I don’t remember the exact date, as I have a tendency of blocking unpleasant things out of my memory, but I think I’m at a one-year mark since my “official” divorce. I used the quotation marks because that was when the court actually mandated the divorce, but I was separated from the Ex months before […]