Monday, April 4, 2016

Long Time No Blog!

     A lot has happened since the last time I sought solace in the release of my thoughts here. My life is completely different. I'm completely different. To say that I'm not who or where I thought I would be today is an understatement. In 2012 I lost my marriage to Chew Toy, and my reproductive system in one fell swoop. I won't get into the gory details, but suffice to say, I'm glad I made the decision not to blog during that time. The circumstances leading to our breakup and my precarious health were too difficult and personal to share with the world. Looking back now I think I would have said things I would have regretted, and that would have irrevocably hurt us both. But time has helped tremendously and I am happy to say with complete honesty that Chew Toy and I have come to be great friends, and I believe we will always have a healthy love for each other.

     Chew Toy, if anyone remembers, is the nickname I gave my ex-husband after a he suffered a dog attack. The giant holes in his thigh healed nicely and he even fought to save the dog from being put down. Both attacker and atackee are doing well, thank you very much.

    I have since left the state of Florida for the crisp, cold air of the North. I now call Northwestern Pennsylvania my home. I love it here. I missed the changing seasons and looking forward to Fall fashions. Yes, I even missed the snow. And let me just say, my hair looks fantastic! No more crazy humidity! Did I mention how much I DON'T miss alligators or snakes falling out of trees?! For serious!

     In other news, I am working as an Interpreter and am still performing. I have a new love in my life who I will refer to as "Mister."  Not in the creepy The Color Purple "Mister" way, but in an affectionate, non threatening way. Ok, if anyone has any suggestions for a new nickname, I'm open to it! He's fantastic and we're two peas in a pod, for sure. I'm super happy :D

     The most important lesson I have learned since I was last here is that Change Is Good, and Fear of Change should be faced no matter how scary it can be. How else will we know what we're made of? I was starting my life over with almost nothing - and I was in my 40s. Trust me when I say that fear was a constant, but I had to make that change or risk losing myself to misery. I have no regrets.

     It's good to be me again.