Reading over my most recent posts, I realize that I haven’t gotten very personal on my blog lately, even though this is, in fact, my personal blog.
Most of my writing is about fun, light-hearted stuff, which is great because there are a lot of fun, light-hearted things going on in my life right now.
But there is also something that is not, and that is what I have been avoiding talking about. But little by little, people are starting to broach a certain subject with me. They heard from so-and-so about this-and-that, or they wonder why I haven’t talked about a certain aspect of my life all that much.
Of course, my family already knows, as well as my inner circle of friends… but now that circle is slowly expanding and I feel like I want to be a bit more in control of it. In other words, it’s already out there and there’s nothing to hide. So I suppose this revelation will speed up the expansion of the circle even quicker, but it’s inevitable anyway: I am separated and will be getting a divorce.
It is sad and painful and unfortunate and trying and everything else that a divorce just is. It is also private, and I have been very appreciative of friends and family who have been incredibly supportive, but who also respect that there are times I just don’t want to talk about it. (Except Audrey. She wants to me to be spilling my innermost thoughts to her at every moment of every day. But that’s just who my sister is and I love her for it… even if I won’t entertain all her requests for details.)
Our house is on the market (wanna buy it?) We are sharing custody of the dogs (as you can imagine, it’s excruciatingly hard not seeing them every single day). I am living with my parents (I am so grateful for such loving, supportive parents – and I must say, having my laundry done for me again is quite nice).
Joking aside, though, I know the journey to feeling OK again will be long and difficult for both of us. This will definitely not become a divorce blog, but since it is my personal blog, I am sharing this very personal aspect of my life with you. Thank you for letting me.