I am surrounded. People of all shapes and sizes are pointed at me like beams of light. The lights bend only slightly when they reach me and then continue, as if they never felt the glitch. I am making my way up some famous street near Times Square. It is almost dark now and the … More The free ticket. (Time Machine Challenge)
Someone on Twitter recently asked if a name change was in order after a divorce. I quickly gave my response, but it prompted me to think about how my views on this subject have changed so much though out the years. I was 21 when I first married. I, of course, changed my name immediately. … More What’s in a name?
I don’t even recall what started our last argument. I do recall that it quickly progressed to my husband packing his bags. Which, by the way, still sit in the corner of the bedroom where they were tossed in exasperation. They are still there because he is too lazy to put them away, not because he … More Please refer to the “Divorce Plan”
I was recently having a conversation with an older friend of mine. She is married and divorced twice, with grown children. After a few glasses of wine, she began talking about her life and recent dating experiences. I briefly told her my story and how my second marriage is…well, questionable. Her first reaction was sadness, … More Slim pickin’s?
I am what I like to call an AOL casualty. Back in 1997, I was introduced to AOL and its dangerously addictive Instant Messaging and Chat Rooms. This new and exciting phenomenon was like a drug put in front of our faces. I partook of it like so many others. There were no warning labels, … More My decent…
As I begin my reflection on my first divorce, my first thoughts go to my childhood. This is what created my personality to some extent, right? How I learned to see myself and life determined how I came to everything. I can get very metaphysical here, such as, I chose my next life to be … More In the beginning…
Within the last month or two, I have started a blog and opened a Twitter account. This is pretty major for me. I own internet companies, I’ve developed websites, I’ve tackled the impossible Google advertising, etc, etc, but…I have somehow managed to avoid the beast of social media. I recently quit my job (I worked … More Social Media Freak-Out
Another day. Another fight. Why, why, why, can’t I just let go? I do not want to bear the burden of being the one. I do not want to utter those words again. I’ve carried that burden before, being the one to have to tell another person that it’s over. It rips your heart out … More Being the One
It has been over six years since my first divorce. Only now am I able to revisit it. From the beginning, I knew I would one day want to help others through the process; however, for a few years, I didn’t want to think about it. I was tired of living, breathing divorce. It was … More Time to Reflect
DP Challenge – Time for Poetry This Is Only A Test You have placed upon me the burden of guilt. Like the mind of a child, you are unable to understand. Sitting in your pew, beaten up in the name of God the ordained old man regurgitating to his church how to think, what to … More This Is Only A Test – A Sestina (Time for Poetry Challenge)