So last week, I asked you guys to submit topics that I could touch on in my new ‘Ask a Dietitian’ series. I actually got a few questions about my personal life… sometimes I forget that we read blogs and get a little curious/invested in someone’s life (I do it too). I still feel kind of weird writing this kind of stuff here for the internet to read, but I also like being open and honest.
I have been jotting down so many thoughts over the course of the past year, and I really hope there will be a time later on down the road when I can share these with you. But for the time being, at least until my divorce has been finalized, I am going to hold off on directly talking about all of that for now. Until then, I thought I’d just share my thoughts on how I’ve been doing.
Deciding to end a marriage, while mutual, is definitely hard, disappointing and honestly embarrassing. Regardless of the circumstances, sharing your life with someone for almost a decade and then ending that is truly devastating on so many levels.
But the beautiful thing about life is that we can go through situations that are sad, lonely and kind of scary only to look back and realize how strong, independent and resilient we are. That’s kind of the place where I’m at now.
Going through crappy times also serves as a great reminder for some important life lessons: Your family loves you and wants you to be happy. They will support you and stand behind you no matter what. And nothing can beat your best friends. Having people who know you inside and out, won’t judge you, but will also be brutally honest with you is truly invaluable. I don’t know how I would have made it to where I am without them.
So I’d just like to say this to anyone out there reading who is not in the best place in life: there is light at the end of the tunnel, I promise. Sometimes making a big decision is scary, but if the end result will bring you happiness then the journey will be worth it. Just have faith and know that you will wake up each morning to a brand new day.