Being Single is Like Remembering How to Ride a Bike

You know when people say doing something is like remembering how to ride a bike.  I guess you could say that in my case being single is like that or maybe relearning how to ride a bike.  If you have read any of my past posts then you know that I am going through a divorce right now.  Anyone that has not read any of my posts before, welcome....more

Where Did My Independence Go?

When did I lose my independence? At what point in my marriage did I change and lose myself? When did I become afraid of doing things on my own?  These are all questions that I have asked myself since I filed for divorce and I honestly do not have the answers.I started thinking about this when I went to visit a good friend and I flew there on my own.  On the way to the airport, I started having a small panic attack about flying on my own.  I thought to myself, "This is ridiculous, you have been flying alone since you were five!" Guess what I survived!  ...more
You lose your independence when you put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket!more

Divorce, Pampering and Church

The title is a bit odd huh?  You might ask what divorce, pampering and church all have in common right?  Well, I will tell you what it means to me....more

Divorce Sucks!

Divorce Sucks!  I think that the title pretty much says it all.  Many of you have probably been here before.  Mine has only just begun.  I realized that our marriage was broken and there was just no fixing it.  I didn't want to give up, I felt like I tried and I tried, including marriage counseling.  I never thought I would be the one getting a divorce, but I don't think any of us think that as we are walking down the aisle to the the alter. ...more
Ivy125 Thanks for the advice.  I have had some friends who have rushed in to dating and I know ...more

It's Hard to Balance Work and Life

I think the title says it all.  It is hard to balance work and life!  At least I have a difficult time doing this.  Maybe others are better at it than I am.  I always wonder how people get everything done around the house, work and still go out and play.  What have they figured out that I have not?...more

A Day at the Indiana State Fair

Have you attended a State Fair Before?  Why did/do you go?My top four reasons for going this year:Seeing my little cousin show her Alpaca. (Not going to lie I want one)The exercise you get walking around. (remember I am on a mission to lose weight)Getting a funnel cake (not a part of #2)Getting out and doing something fun...more

Getting Back to Life & Adventures

It is time to stop feeling sorry for myself and over thinking what it is that I want to do with my life.  I need to stop being afraid of life and start living it again.  I took time off of work so that I could relax, get things together around the house and lose weight.  Not to sit here and worry about life and money.  And man do I worry.  I worry about everything and cannot let myself just enjoy this time....more
Good luck!  I truly believe that I am the world's worst over thinker!  Usually jealous of my ...more

What do I want to be?

We have a lot of firsts in our lives...Tomorrow will be my first official day as a SAHW (stay at home wife).  It should have started earlier than this but I agreed to do P/T consulting for the company I had been working for.  ...more
you are so lucky, I would try the community theater. that would be so much fun.more

Becoming a Stay at Home Wife

Well I have an announcement to make...I am going to try staying home for a bit.  I provided my notice last Friday and May 23rd is supposed to be my last day at work. ...more

Chicago, IL vs. Moline, IL

Chicago, IL vs. Moline, IL Which would you pick? You might be surprised by my answer but first let me give you some background information.The Husband is spectacular at planning for birthdays, etc.  I really am quite jealous of his planning skills and wish I could be as good as him.  Shhhh...don't tell him I said that....more
I live so close, but rarely go. Chicago is my kind of town :)more