It’s been a while since I have written a post.
Last year my life turned upside down and my main focus was SURVIVAL. I am not out of the woods yet and I still have a long time to go.
I wanted to write an update post and share what is happening in my life.
The short story is that my husband and I have separated. I don’t want to share the reasons because that is definitely personal. The most important person that is effected by this is of course my daughter Zara. She is 4.5 right now. When my husband and I separated she was 3. So in way she is too young to really understand anything but too old to not notice the changes. I have tried hard to keep things simple and consistent for her. I also try to answer her questions truthfully. And the biggest thing for us is to make sure that she knows that she is loved.
I am in middle of navigating divorce and figuring out what that means for me and my daughter. The last year involved a lot of soul searching, self care and actually taking care of myself. I started to work out again. I do kick boxing at @30min hit. The goal is to feel strong and just to feel good as I am. I am learning who I have become- not just a wife and mother. I am still learning and I think that will be a long journey.
I also lost my beloved dog Puggles last year and we now have a new addition to the family! Her name is Zoey and she is blind in one eye. She recently had surgery to take out that eye. She is such a sweet pug. I got her from a breeder who wanted to retire her. She is the perfect companion for me and play mate for Zara.
The last year has taught me that the inevitable CAN happen. But I heard somewhere that there is strength in pain and that’s definitely my experience. Every day has it’s ups and downs but I am driven to move forward for my daughter.