It's hard to believe that it's been a year and a half since I last updated my blog. It's not that I didn't have anything to say... I honestly didn't know how to put it into words. The last year has been a whirlwind of changes; some good, some bad, yet all necessary.
In January of last year I developed a post surgical infection from my hysterectomy and got very sick. I lost about 40 lbs and went though some very scary times. In the middle of all that my husband asked me for a divorce with the "it's not you, it's me" approach. I was totally thrown for a loop. I had just moved across the country to be with him, I was living in a strange city and struggling to make friends. I missed my family, I was struggling to give 100% at my job, I was so incredibly sick I could barely make it through a day. I put on my big girl pants and packed up my life and moved myself and my dogs back to Michigan (it's where I'm from originally).
I found a job pretty quickly thanks to a friend, I had a place to live until I found an apartment thanks to another friend and my parents were amazing for watching my dogs for 6 weeks while I tried to settle into my new life. They definitely don't call it starting from scratch because it's easy! I'm so thankful for those that helped me get through those first few months... I don't know what I would have done without you. R for being there the days that I just needed to be hugged while I cried, A for being my support and reminding me that I am loved, S for being the person that I could let it all out to and not feel judged, H for always reminding me who I am. Thank you Mamo for our down time watching court TV and Big Bang Theory, K for getting me back to doing what I love and J for reminding me that I can love again.
Ive been through some things that I wouldn't wish on anyone and a few that I think everyone should go through. I am learning so much about myself and life. I know what I'm made of, what I can tackle and what truly inspires me. Some days are tough and some nights are lonely but, I know I'm going to get through it.
Thank you everyone for being amazing! <3 love you!