So I sit here, watching my favorite chick flick. Drawing empowerment and inspiration. The first piece of advice she gives when moving into a new home is to take one room at a time and making it your own. I find that ironic because that was the same advice I found in an article for moving forward with separation and divorce. My first order of business will be to clean our master bedroom from top to bottom. Pack up the things that I don't want for donation or garbage. Scour the master bath, clean the carpet and move my bed into a spot that has never been occupied or associated as where "we slept". I found some cute things at different shops that I can decorate with and of course, I need to find the perfect bedding set with fluffy pillows that will welcome me into comfort after a long night at work or give me a place to relax with a good book and a glass of wine. A room of my own where I don't have to pick up the other's things from the floor or kick them out of the path to the shower where he drops his drawers on a daily basis. A "safe space" that oozes with love, comfort and empowerment that I can draw strength from as I start over.
"Unthinkably good things can happen even late in the game. It's such a surprise." -Francesca