I’ve renamed today my “ran”-iversary. This date was once my Ex and I’s anniversary. But he ran away from all of it. And today it would’ve been a 30-year-relationship.
But it’s not. And that’s okay. Because if we were still together, there would definitely be no celebrating going on. We would have faked our way through the day with false gestures.
Nothing is worse than that. The traditional gift for thirty years is a pearl. The modern gift is a diamond. Both things that take years to form. To exist in their beautiful perfection. Like a good marriage. That is not my story.
The romantic Disney fairy tale ending was not in the cards for me. I am more like Cinderella After Midnight, standing as the clock gongs twelve and I go back to being who I was before all of it. And that’s okay.
I am still the person I was before the entire relationship even began. I refuse to let what happened cause me to discard all of my dreams for myself! I will just achieve them in a different manner now.
The wonderful part is that I’m older and wiser now, so plowing forward without (much) fear is reaping me many never-thought-of rewards. Because I didn’t have the experience to even dream that way.
He ran away from us. I’m sprinting toward my ever-newer-future. Oh, that is what for sure, is getting me past this day with only one brief sob. Hallelujah for the choice life made for me. Now, I see.
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!