Back in the Saddle

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Oh, hey.  Been awhile, right?

Nothing too long today, just a quick update to let you in on some stuff that’s been going on in my life over the past few months since it’s been so long since I’ve posted anything on the blog.  So, let’s get right to it.

Last June, after some deep soul searching, prayer, and counseling, I made the choice to end my marriage.*  It was hard, it was ugly, and I’m pretty sure I’ll never get the puffy circles out from under my eyes no matter what home remedy I try.  I’ve always believed in marriage, in love, and the permanency of the vows you take.  Breaking that promise of forever took a lot out of me and it was important to take time to mourn the loss of a dream and a great deal of my identity.  But, despite the heavy weight of sadness that settled on me in the process, I knew in the end I was looking for my happy.

With that said, I’m in a whole different place than I was the last time I posted on here.  Life as a single mom is no joke, y’all, but I think I’m finally getting the hang of it.  My family has been incredibly supportive and they’ve really stepped in to pick up the slack when I feel myself breaking.  My friends have kept me busy and laughing, and really, there’s no better medicine for misery than that.

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It’s been 5 months since my divorce was finalized. In that time, I’ve learned so much about myself and what I will and will not settle for in my life.  There’s been multiple lessons, both hard and humorous, and I’ve got a few stories to share in case they can possibly help you as well, along with some pretty good advice I received along the way.

I’m still here, friends.

It’s a slightly different me with a whole new lane, but I’m still here.  So be on the lookout for the real talk, but also some fun stuff, too!  I’m super excited about what’s going on with my multiple crazy busy side-hustles and can’t wait to share what I’ve been working on!  CitiScapes Magazine has brought me on as a guest contributor and I’ll also be writing some pieces for NW Arkansas Moms Blog that I can’t wait to share. Oh, and I have plans for some collaborations with local NWA folks and events, so keep an eye out on my social media for announcements and potential give-aways.

So. Deep breath. Let’s get back to bracing each other up, shall we?

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*Listen, I’m not going to get into the why’s or dish on what went wrong.  My ex-husband and I are trying to positively co-parent our girl, so you won’t be getting any dramatic dirt out of me. Well, not without a bottle of wine or two.  In all seriousness, the goal is to keep it respectful, so if you popped on to read some trash talk, sorry to disappoint.  You won’t be seeing that at any point on this blog, ever.**
**Please hold me to that.

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