I'll admit I'm a bit of a scrooge during the holidays.Over the past couple of years, I haven't become better about the holidays. But for myself, where I don't have the kids on whole days of holidays (we split the day itself in half) I just feel empty sometimes. A bit before Thanksgiving, I was … Continue reading Navigating Holidays; Divorced. 🌿
Divorce + Co-Parenting
I had my first panic attack in years. Since I've been able to manage most of my ADHD symptoms (and anxiety), I started "over doing it" again. There were also some things going on behind the scenes that I won't dive into. Let's just discuss about me having difficulty managing living with a Maximalist. While, … Continue reading Chaos.🍃
Stress: Part III
Co-parenting isn't always easy. Things haven't been easy over the past few months. Going from having the kids four days a week to essentially six with little help has been rough. And I mean rough. I know, I know there are others that have it WORSE then I do. I'm beyond grateful to have them … Continue reading Stress: Part III
I'm not one for being standoff-ish. It's come to a point where I've just had to stick up for me. Set my boundaries and take care of myself [and mental health] FIRST. It's been a few months already being more firm with boundaries with the ex-husband. As time goes on and we have less interaction, … Continue reading Boundaries V.
Compromising My Health.
I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned this here but, you MIGHT not know this about me: I'm gluten intolerant. Well, okay it looks like I did VAGUELY in THIS post. I was having severe digestive issues in 2009-2011 during my weight loss journey. The culprit? I was eating things that were apparently my allergens … Continue reading Compromising My Health.
Divorced Pt II: Growth.
I am not sure where I'm going with this post, but here we go. A while ago, I had been dating someone for almost a month and had a bit of a breakdown. He has been so nice and such a great person that I started to look back at my previous marriage. I couldn't … Continue reading Divorced Pt II: Growth.
Boundaries Pt IV.
Here we are again with boundaries. This post is part four to three previous posts I had written on boundaries that were set during my separation and divorce. If you'd like to read the other three check them out here: Boundaries Boundaries Part II Boundaries Part III Now, back to part four. Last night my … Continue reading Boundaries Pt IV.
Boundaries Pt. III
I didn't think there would be a part three to this post, but here we are. A couple of days before the final divorce hearing, my ex came back to me asking for another chance. If I'm being honest, it would have probably been our firth or sixth "try again" at this point? His answer … Continue reading Boundaries Pt. III
Boundaries Pt. II
Yesterday I had a phone court hearing to finalize my divorce. I honestly am not sure how I feel, probably because it was on the phone and not in person. A couple of weeks before the hearing I decided to stop also dating. I had been dating for about five months with awful luck. I … Continue reading Boundaries Pt. II
I've been thinking a lot about boundaries. Even since my cousin passed away in mid December (and then my grandmother in January), I let go of most boundaries with my children's father. I was pretty much a hot mess. I needed all the help I could get and I am very grateful that he was … Continue reading Boundaries.