Yesterday, I did something unusual. I went out for dinner with a guy. Oh I know, this is not something that crazy but after being single for 4 years and haven’t even been kissed, touched, looked at during these 4 years, I can tell you that this was a big step for me.
In fact the man is single with two kids but not yet divorced. And you could see it on this face. He’s devastated. Nice but completely overwhelmed by his new status – seven months is new when you talk about divorce. He has two kids, younger than mine. I let you imagine the earthquake this could be!
He tried is best and we had a nice evening. When looking at him, I saw myself 3 years ago, completely stoned and distressed. I realized that I moved on, I am at a different phase now. I am done with my divorce and my ex. I am done with my messy life and my messy thoughts. I feel happy and blessed. But I know it takes time to grieve and let go of all the things we thought would last a lifetime.
It’s a bit rude to say that but I went back home lighter, knowing the worst was behind and that I was now up to the best part of my life. Maybe it even helped me understand that I would like to meet someone, fall in love, that I am ready to open my heart again, after locking it for many years, in case somebody would steal my broken, not yet mended pieces and play with them again.
How? I don’t have a clue. How you meet new people? How you get back to dating life? I don’t have a clue. I am just feeling like it’s something I would like to try. I am just feeling safe and confident enough to give it a go. We’ll see!
Tell me Ladies, when and how did you get back dating after your divorce or a breakup? How did you meet your spouse or boyfriend? Any advice is more than welcome!
In September last year I shared with you inspiring projects by fabulous ladies! Don’t get me wrong, some men are doing great things too. But I like to honor the ladies here – no offense!
So, let’s see what’s going on around:
- Lisa released her New Book – A Divorce Companion (a must read for all people facing divorce, all people recovering from it and even all people touched a way or another by this life-changing experience)
- Marie (Deep Stones) is creating wonderful bracelets with semi-precious stones – all made with generosity and kindness. I am in Love with her work.
- Trish is about to set off on a new journey – a walk of 2,190 mile (Appalachian Trail) to fundraise for Kay’s Kisses “Sharing love, books, and gifts with children recovering from domestic violence”. Go check her website and support her along the way – this is just AWESOME!
- Another book by Balroop Singh (Allow Yourself to be a better person) – I can tell you only one thing – you’ll love it. Why? Cause she is writing from the heart and nothing can ever be better than this voice inside sharing what counts.
- My friend in Corsica is raising money for KMG Ethiopia – a charity organization working for Women’s Rights.
Any inspiring project to share with us? I am all for any you have in mind…
Look at the world – Share Love
Raise your voice – Laugh out loud
Be you – Know your worth
Let God be your guide
The rest does not matter…
Oh this song!
It’s not about Sinatra. I love his voice. I love the song.
It’s about a memory. Yes. A bittersweet one.
The day is a sweet memory. The days after are pretty bad ones. The days after are messing up with the image of:
Me, wearing a wedding gown and him, holding my hand against his chest, telling me how much he is happy, how beautiful I am.
The image made others jealous. Of the way I looked at him and the way he looked at me. Bullshit.
He made the promise to fly me to the moon. Who could resist this? I should have followed him. Sinatra obviously!
It’s all about time
Or about not taking the time
I’d rather say it’s all about love
And sharing it
It’s all about gratitude
Or saying “thank you”
Not just in our hearts
But saying it out loud
And receiving wonderful more things
When doing so
It’s about You
It’s about yours words
Your beautiful soul
Your incredible talent
Shining through the darkest moments
Healing my deepest wounds
It’s about taking the time
To recall what’s behind us
To dream about what’s awaiting us
To plan projects
To send wishes out to the world
I want to THANK YOU
And WISH YOU
A wonderful, joyful, true, inspiring year 2017
May you and your loved ones stay safe, at peace, in love
May each one of you achieved one of your greatest dreams
May you keep looking at life with faith and hope
May you keep writing and being true to who you are
May you reminder that you are important, precious, loved
May you stay connected to the Universe
I LOVE YOU!
When you’ve been through abuse, when you’ve experienced bullying and harassment and /or emotional violence (sometime much more), it takes time to realize that all men are not like the one you’ve been with for « x » amount of time.
It’s hard to hear your friend complaining about her boyfriend or husband and to decide whether (or not) what they are dealing with is just “normal” argument between two people in love.
It’s hard to acknowledge that some people are really happy.
It’s hard to trust men again. It’s hard to open your heart.
It’s hard to be confident about you, about the power you have to set up the limits you need for your next relationship.
It’s hard to see friends happy and in love, always wondering “what if”?
It takes time to get over the past, to let go of all the feelings and emotions you experienced.
It takes time to realize that some men are good – good husbands – good friends – good dads. And that what they want is just the exact same thing you want.
It takes time to let love fill the space in your heart and rejoice for others happiness.
I’m still “in between”…
Acknowledging that some stories are good
Some meant to happen for a reason…
Others must be forgotten…
And many are complicated but beautiful.
The day starts
With a smile
Rays of sunshine
Going through the light clouds
Bliss and Enchantment
Caressing my skin
The wind carries a wish
I caught hold of it
Let me drop a kiss
Off your cheek
They have a way to say things, to encourage each other.
They use “love” like others say “hello”.
They hug you when they met you for the first time.
They are willing to share every bits and pieces of their story, ups and downs of life, without worrying about what you’ll think about them.
You feel safe and at home around them.
They know what you keep inside and give you some space to let it go.
They love you without a doubt, praying that you’ll be ok, that your loved ones will be fine. Without knowing your name or any of your scars.
They believe and have faith.
They welcome you with a smile and the assurance that whatever happens they’ll be there. For you.
They say “you are fabulous”, “you kick ass”, “you rock or “you’re an angel”.
They are themselves no matter what.
They attend to your kids and take care of them, like their own. They pack their bags for a pajama party, when they feel you can’t take it anymore.
They see behind your beautiful smile. They see your tears. They know they won’t last.
They don’t wait till you fall down to be there and share help.
They are Incredible Women!
She had bits of soul in everything. From her laugh to her tears and in a world of plastic smiles and corrugated feelings, you could not help but feel it.
Today is a beautiful day!
This is the way I start every new day.
Today is a magical, joyful, bright and lovely day!
Today I’d like to share with you what makes me grateful and introduce you to funky, kind-hearted and creative friends.
Here we go on the fabulous news and ideas you should not miss:
Kim is hosting her second annual writing contest. Whether you’d like to write or just read, you’d better check the theme and the beautiful gifts the winner will get!
Chris book is about to go on sale. Don’t miss the launch next week. I can assure you that it’ll be a MUST READ.
World Mums Blog became World Mums Network. And started a new program called GLOW (just the sound of it…) to introduce women from all over the world to Heartfulness meditation.
You fancy jewelries or you are looking for a sweet gift for a friend, come and check my friend Karine new passion. All is hand-made and made with love.
Finally, I’ll let you with my last discovery: The Happiness Planner. Start a new life with a positive attitude and don’t fear happiness – You Deserve It!