One bit of advice I ran across in several places for adjusting to my new life as a widow was "Find some new interests, something fresh that you enjoy and that never involved your partner."
Well. Hmph. This wasn't going to be easy. We had always had a few separate interests and activities, in addition to those we shared. But even my old independent activities didn't hold much interest for me in that first sorry year. Finding something that would motivate me enough to get dressed and…Continue
I should have known better than to promise to write my second blog right after my first. I was having a good week, so you can guess what happened next. Yep, first a big dip on the old emotional roller coaster, then life slapped me up side of the head again. I swear, the past three years I feel like I'm living in a bad Country Western song.
Then something strange happened recently. I have this friend--let's call her Alice--who is one of those people who means really, really well. She…Continue
Is it really this easy? I just come to this page, start writing, and I'm a blogger? Amazing.
I don't have any clear mission statement here. It's just, when I join a discussion or reply to other people's posts, I go on and on, so I thought I might as well try a blog. At least that way if I'm boring, nobody else has to bother with…Continue