A Special 5-Part Series: Join me this week

August 23, 2010

in Life Lessons

Today I feel exactly as I did on December 11, 2009: day 364 of the separation. On that day I was filled with dread and anxiety as the one-year mark for the separation approached. I wanted the day to come and go as quickly as possible.

Tomorrow is another big day looming in my future. The day is fast-approaching whether I like it or not.

Tomorrow is my 20 year wedding anniversary.

I am not filled with as much trepidation as I was on the eve of the one year separation date. I learned and am stronger from that experience. December 11, 2009 came and then passed. There were the same number of hours in that day as every other day. The same is true for tomorrow.

It is for me to decide if I will enjoy it or endure it.

The choice is up to me.

This week I am writing a special series as a result of this big milestone in my life. The next four days will be filled with reflecting on gifts in life, how to look at endings as beginnings, understanding life can start anew at any age, to share and be inspired by others, and more.

I hope you will join me on the journey this week.

Come reflect, learn, and grow with me.

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Summer August 23, 2010 at 12:47 pm

You are such a strong and positive person. I’m so glad I found this blog. Sending tons of light and love your way!!
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Naked Girl in a Dress August 23, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Thank you for the kind words Summer. Very thoughtful of you.


misssrobin August 23, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Best wishes as you begin this week. I look forward to following along as you explore your feelings, your experiences, and all that you have learned.

It sounds like, even though this is a tough time, you are in a good place. I hope that remains true throughout the week. I also hope you can be kind to yourself and understanding if you have a twinge or two of teariness.

Onward and upward.


Naked Girl in a Dress August 23, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Thank you for the positive thoughts. I do hope it is a good week. I am prepared for whatever emotions come my way. I will honor however I feel in the coming days.

Thanks for checking in with me.


Alana @ Domestically Challenged August 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Usually the anticipation of the day is worse than the day itself. This is how I feel about the day my mother passed away. <>


Barb August 23, 2010 at 6:10 pm

Good for you. You can only look forward! I’ll be tuned in for your journey this week. :)


Naked Girl in a Dress August 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm


Thanks for planning to visit this week. I hope you enjoy what I have planned to share with readers.


Mark August 23, 2010 at 8:29 pm

You are right, how you face this day is all up to you!


Naked Girl in a Dress August 23, 2010 at 10:18 pm

Thank you Mark. I am feeling encouraged and look forward to a special day with friends and my children.


How Does She Do It Mom August 23, 2010 at 9:25 pm

I am looking so forward to this weeks blog posts!! I can relate to how you must be feeling, while I never rounded the 20 year mark on the day of our 10th anniversary I did exactly what you are planning on doing…reflecting on things that have changed…the strength and inner self that I had found…and was proud at all of it!

you are going to do great!!


Naked Girl in a Dress August 23, 2010 at 10:21 pm

I am so pleased you will be visiting this week to see how everything unfolds. There is a common thread that runs through the week; I hope everyone can benefit from what I have to share.


The Urban Cowboy August 24, 2010 at 12:28 am

I can empathize with what you are experiencing. The emotions can flow from rising waves to ebbing tides. Hang in there and be kind to yourself.
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Naked Girl in a Dress August 24, 2010 at 7:19 am

You described it perfectly; it does come in waves. I will be taking it as it comes today. Thanks for visiting Urban Cowboy.


Rachael August 25, 2010 at 1:42 am

You rock. It is wonderful that you are choosing to look at this the way you are, as an opportunity to grow and celebrate yourself instead of dwelling on what was.


Naked Girl in a Dress August 25, 2010 at 8:56 am

Thank you Rachael!


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