Fall is in full swing here in the Washington DC area so this past weekend I decided to dive in and soak up everything it has to offer.
From glorious views of the technicolor fall foliage, raiding the pumpkin patch with this sweet little friend, to sipping a pumpkin spice latte, and of course, enjoying my first few nips of mulled wine.
Three straight days of embracing the unique delights of fall left me thinking to myself,
“How does it get any better than this?”
But, the truth is I wasn’t always such a big fan of fall.
Oh sure, the beauty is undeniable. But in years past, as soon as the leaves began to change all I could think was, “Oh no! WINTER is coming.”
Would you be surprised to know
that I’m not actually a big fan of change in general?
Change is all well and good when I feel like I’m in charge of it, but when things feel out of control…
I get scared.
My therapist says this makes me normal, but that doesn’t mean I like it one bit!
When my husband told me he filed for divorce I got really, really scared.
Scared that I could not support myself, scared that I’d never feel safe enough to love and trust like that again, scared that the empty space in bed beside me might roll over and crush me in the night.
I was Suddenly Single and it was SCARY!
Being single still feels scary sometimes, but I’ve developed some unique tips and tricks that have helped me survive and thrive in my new Suddenly Single status.
I love the coaching, mentoring, musing, and personal branding work I do with my clients, but I’ve learned so much from having my “Happily Ever After” plans foiled that I’ve decided to launch a side project.
In addition to the relentlessly positive daily Notes to Self you may already be enjoying, I’m launching a podcast called…
The Suddenly Single Show
The Suddenly Single Show is THE inspirational podcast for people who find themselves, well… Suddenly Single and who want to use this as an opportunity to take control of their life.
Divorce, death, separation, deployment, or even a partner who travels a lot can mean your day-to-day life looks a lot different than the “Happily Ever After” you’d imagined.
When you hadn’t planned on living the single life, you may believe that you will never recover from the devastating blow you are feeling.
But, what if becoming “Suddenly Single”
could be the start of a grand new adventure?
Well, it can and I’ll show you how.
The first episode will be available soon, and I can’t wait to hear what you think!
Thanks for being on this journey with me. Your support is what has made all of this possible, and I hope when I see you next I’ll be able to offer you a great big hug as a token of my thanks!
Until next week,
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