It’s that time of the month again. The time when ICLW sneaks up on me and I say, “Already?”
So if you’re new to these parts, here’s the gist of it:
About 11 months ago, I realized the problems in my marriage to Mr. X were not “the usual” and were instead the product of verbal and emotional abuse. I left. He went nucking futz, cleaned out the savings account, stopped making the house payment, hooked up with a neighbor, etc. I finally was able to get out of my parents’ house in September and moved to a nearby city where I am enjoying my independence and slooooooowly healing. The house foreclosed last fall, right around the time we went to mediation. The divorce was finalized in December. I am currently trying to dig my way out of debt, and recently started therapy.
I just decided to forgo taking a second photography class (I’m currently taking my first) and will start a divorce recovery group in April. Yikes. Feeling kind of nervous about that, which is testament to how much my self-confidence took a beating with X.
And no ICLW introduction would be complete without a shout-out to Miss Famous, the sweet doggy who has made this long journey with me. She’s taking a moment from her Sunday afternoon nap (as opposed to the Sunday morning nap, and Sunday evening nap) to pose for a pic for you: