Keep Going!

Today marks two years since my divorce was finalized. At that time I was pretty down and it was difficult for me to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I was definitely relieved that it was done and finalized. Gone was the anxiety that maybe my ex would decide at the last minute that he wanted more than he had already taken. I started therapy and was finding ways to keep myself occupied.

I worked in the yard, took a local class in watercolor painting, caught up on some series on streaming channels, put some puzzles together, took my dog for walks, went to see movies, read some books and spent time with my kiddos and my friends. Getting into another relationship was not even on the radar for me at that point. I mean, were there any good ones out there, anyway? 😉 I decided that I wouldn’t even entertain the thought of dating until a year had passed.

A few months later, I thought maybe I’d start dipping my toe in the water again and started a subscription. I met a couple men on there that were very nice, but I just wasn’t ready to commit to a relationship yet. A couple months later, on August 14th, I matched with Ted and had a very pleasant lunch date at Olive Garden where we found out we shared a birthday. We saw quite a bit of each other after that and by Halloween, we had said those three magic words to each other. ❤

The sticker above has been on my dresser for more than two years, but seeing it this morning made me smile. 🙂 (One of my wonderful finds from Natural Life!) I did keep going even when I felt like giving up. I did the work to process all my feelings and came out the other side a stronger person.

Of course life is not all sunshine and rainbows. I still have challenging days and my share of problems. I know, though, that no matter what comes I can handle it. I just need to keep going!

About Beth W.

I try to look for the positive in the people and situations I come in contact with! I believe in the power of positive thinking and I believe that even challenging circumstances can be learning experiences if we have a positive mindset! I'm having fun blogging at:
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8 Responses to Keep Going!

  1. kagould17 says:

    Sometimes, when we stop worrying about things, they sort themselves out. So glad things worked out Beth. Everyone deserves a bit of peace and happiness. Enjoy your day. Allan

  2. Your future self is now proud of you and so am I! It is very difficult to see the rainbow while the storm is raging on. I’m so happy all has fallen into place.

  3. Missy says:

    I’m so proud of you! You are such a sweet, kind, giving person! You deserve all the happiness in the world!

  4. Pepper says:

    Good for you! 😊

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