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A Coloring Book of One’s Own

Today is Coloring Book Day, and it seems that coloring books for Adults are all the rage these days.  Isn’t that strange?  I thought it was also, until I realized that focusing on something so low-tech, was probably relaxing.  Then I thought of it in the context of the chaos of Starting Over after Being Left.

Certainly that experience could’ve been helped by some zone out time.  My relationship had never been a “between the lines” type of experience.  At first, it was because we were young and “trying it out.” As we grew older, it became more of a simple pattern that we never colored in.  The lines were there, but truth be told, neither one of us ever saw a reason to make the effort.  Fill it in?  Together?  This “life” of ours?  Why?  Seems like an uncomfortable conversation.  Easier to skip over it.  Get Through Another Day.

Our. Uncolored. Life.

But that story is over now.

Today I have a Coloring Book of My New Life! What colors should I choose?  And how glorious that I can choose to color outside the lines and no one will have anything to say about it!  Yay Me!

When I was first Left and starting over, I felt like I was holding my breath.  Every day.  For Weeks and Months and Years.  Now, I feel like I can breathe.  I no longer live in the black and white of that old life. I choose to go through each day In Living Color.

Think about this as a concept if you want to, or go out and get a coloring book!  There are entire websites and meet-up groups that are into this simple low-tech hobby.

It makes me smile to know, and realize that the simple act of choosing what color to “color” something, is how I am living each day now.

I can fill my days with greys and blacks, or use every color of the rainbow.  And so can you!

We all go through major life transitions when relationships end… Through this website, I will share my thoughts as I walk the path of “New-Self” discovery. It doesn’t matter which side of 50 you are on. The real question is, Are you ready to live life? To forge a Path of Your Own Making (For a change!)? Then stop dwelling over the What-Might-Have-Beens and join me. Share your thoughts here, comment on mine, and let’s do this together!

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