So you’re wondering how I’m feeling about my divorce?

So you’re wondering how I’m feeling about my divorce?

I’ve been over analysing life a lot lately, trying to evaluate and understand the whats and whys in an attempt to understand me and what I do next. I’m playing many new roles right now; The (single) mum, the daughter, the sister, the friend, the business woman and the soon to be ex-wife. These life changes haven’t just effected me and I’m very conscious that it’s not just me that’s analysing me too.

With so much change and so many new experiences I’m taking a baby steps approach to life. Never wanting to plan too far ahead as I float through each week in survival mode. It’s a strange and exciting feeling when your life plans take a sudden change, and that over analysing I’ve been doing is a product of the uncertainty of what I thought the future might be like. That old future is now a stranger to me now and I’m a little scared to dare dream of what the new one brings.

When people ask how I’m doing, I know what they’re really asking. But the truth is you could ask me that question every day and it will be different. Today I’m feeling good, I’m living for today. With a tired fuzzy head my focus is on what I’m doing today and how good my bed will feel when I crawl in at the end of the day,

Today I’m too tired for planning and over analysing.

Today I’m not thinking about the holiday we’re off on next month.

Today I’m not thinking about what to do on my childfree weekend and fretting about being away from my boys.

Today I’m not thinking about the things which are lacking in my life and how I can change that.

Today I’m not thinking about how I’m going to get my new business thriving and bringing in enough money so I don’t lie awake at night thinking about all the bills I need to pay.

Today I’m NOT over analysing.

Today I’m giving my thinking brain a break.

I spent too much time doing that last night and I’m tired.

've decided the best thing I can do is pull up the anchor and see where the wind takes me

Yesterday I spent the afternoon clearing out the messy junk room under the stairs in an attempt to clear my jumbled thoughts. Decluttering and housework seem to help, it’s like osmosis – decluttering my mind. I’m still the optimistic, easy going me, just  a little more distant at times as I fall down the rabbit hole of thinking.

I’m navigating unchartered waters right now so I’ve decided the best thing I can do is pull up the anchor and see where the wind takes me. I can’t plan a future right now, I can’t plan as I have no idea what it’ll look like.  The back pages of my story have been ripped out and replaced by blank ones, the words DIVORCE taking the title of the next chapter.

So excuse me if I’m a little vague in my answer about “How am I today?” or if  throw a question right back at you and change the subject. I don’t always know exactly how to answer and each day is different, and I apologise if I double book you or forget an arrangement, my fuzzy head can’t always see past the end of the day.

I’ve tried planning out my weeks and weekends and it unnerves me when those plans get changed. It sends me into a panic and reminds me that even tomorrow is still a little uncertain. So right now I don’t dare plan too much as recent events have taught me, even the best laid plans have a habit of going astray.

And that right now pulling up anchor and going with the flow is the only way to go.

Everyone tackles a divorce differently, you never really know how you'll be feeling until you're going through it

 

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9 Comments

  1. Katrina Lort
    12th April 2017 / 4:54 pm

    That was absolutely spot on, exactly how I felt during and after my divorce. Please never be scared of dreaming or following your dreams xxx

  2. 14th April 2017 / 8:11 am

    I can totally relate, having recently become a single mum. We’ve been through a transitional phase and now things are looking up! Moving house at the end of this month and the future is looking bright!

    Lots of love ❤️

    Kat

  3. 15th April 2017 / 7:06 pm

    Sending big hugs. Sounds like you are doing a great job and getting there lovely

  4. Colette B
    17th April 2017 / 2:41 pm

    It sounds like you have absolutely the best outlook on things for now x

  5. 17th April 2017 / 10:18 pm

    Everything is changing around you and it must be so difficult. Give it time and time will answer you x

  6. emmabradley147
    19th April 2017 / 3:05 pm

    Gentle hugs, you are going through huge changes.

  7. 20th April 2017 / 3:01 pm

    A wise friend once said to me that divorce isn’t something you do once. You do it over and over, day after day, that process of disentangling yourself from someone else. So it shouldn’t be surprising that sometimes you feel up, sometimes down, and often a mix of the two. Sounds like you’re going great x

    • 20th April 2017 / 3:12 pm

      I love that explanation Sally, never thought about it as disentangling yourself but that is exactly what it feels like. Good days far outweigh the back though.

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