Today is National Dog Day. And it got me to thinking about the expression “the dog days are over” which is both a saying, and a popular song by Florence and the Machine. What it means is that a celestial occurrence marked by inactivity and stagnation has come to an end because of the movement of a star. When I was left, I was definitely in the Dog Days for awhile. There were so many things to do in the process of breaking up, that I couldn’t do any of them. It was all too much. But sometimes coincidences are more than just coincidences.
I don’t know who makes up all this Days of the Week stuff, but if you are a woman, you know today is also Women’s Equality Day. And that also got me to thinking. How far have I come in my recovery from being left that I now truly feel equal to my Ex? If you are like me, for a long, long, time you feel like, “He got it all, and left me with nothing.”
He got the young wife, the new house, the money…I won’t drag you down with that depressing list.
I’d rather lift you up by pointing out that you most likely have surpassed your Ex in a myriad of ways. Don’t you take better care of yourself now? Don’t you sleep better now? Don’t you stay in touch with people more? And most importantly, don’t you feel a “glisten” about yourself now that you never knew could exist?
Yes, I think you do. You can feel it inside yourself. The sheen of clearing yourself of the ugliness that once ruled your life on a daily basis. So today, concentrate on refreshing yourself and get active! Because the dog days really are over!
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!