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New Life: No Jacket Required

I’m about to freak you out in five words: “You Don’t Need A Jacket.”

I’m not kidding.

I have no reason to lie to you. Are you the woman who never steps two feet without first thinking, “I should take a jacket with me.” So you do. Then you traipse around with the stupid thing slung over your arm the entire evening.

For me, I think part of my “just in case” obsession came from no longer having a man around. From realizing I was totally on my own if I got sick or something. The jacket quelled my uneasiness about my life in general. I was living in the hell of the Just In Case World.

That’s also why I bought a tool box. (Just in case). Hundreds of batteries of every kind. (Just in case). “This is madness!” I said to myself as I stood in line at Home Depot with my light weight ladder and about fifty different kinds of light bulbs. (You know why).

I was making myself nuts with my Future Disaster prep (always carrying my Life-Jacket, of course).

I see now it was a way to make me feel safe, and in control of this new situation called The Rest of My Life.

The tools DID come in handy.

If you are in this “safety zone” right now, it’s okay. Do what you need to do to become The Woman of the House. Do what you have to do to quell your life fears. But for God sakes, promise you will do me one favor. It’s more for you than for me. Really. I swear.

Leave your jacket home. And use those two free arms to give yourself a big hug to celebrate your new Jacket-less life.

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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