I once read a quote that said; "Grief is just love with no place to go." For some reason, since reading this quote, I find that its words often crawl over my mind when I open my eyes in the morning and when I close them at night. I think that perhaps, on some simple … Continue reading Strange New World: Where Do I Put All Of This Love?
A few weeks ago, as I drifted about my kitchen making myself a quick bite to eat and preparing to chill out on my sofa for a lazy night in, I just so happened to glance over towards a particular spot on my kitchen floor. Within an instant I felt the atmosphere change around me … Continue reading Valley Walking: The Ache Of Abandonment
Divorce can feel like being on a sinking ship. My husband abandoned the ship before I was even aware there was a gaping gouge in it's hull. When the damage was revealed to me, I started frantically trying to save it, keep it from going under, keep us afloat. As our ship began it’s certain … Continue reading Valley Walking: The Life Raft
As I sat in the garden, the sun warming my face, I noticed something I hadn't seen before. It was beautiful. It was rare and in a place I simply didn't expect to see it. Amongst a prickly, jagged cactus plant, a single flower had sprouted. It was the most delicate and stunning flower I … Continue reading Valley Walking: Beauty From Pain
What do you do when everything that you held dear to is ripped away from you? In an instant, I felt the world around me fall away. The world I had loved and created and the person who stood at the very centre of that world, gone. I was violently yanked back to the starting … Continue reading Valley Walking: To Reboot Or Rebuild
When do I let go? It’s a question I have asked myself at every stage of this hellish divorce. When my husband first left me for another woman, letting go wasn’t a possibility for me. Even when he told me he wanted a divorce, I still clung on. But now suddenly, I am hit with … Continue reading Valley Walking: Letting Go Or Letting Be
Recently, something really unnerving and upsetting happened. All along, I have kept my distance from my husband's affair partner in terms of not making any contact with her. I hate what she has done, I hate that she has no boundaries but at the end of the day, she didn’t make vows to me, my … Continue reading Valley Walking: Strapping On Your Armour