After I got divorced I made a list of all of the things I had wanted to do, but for one reason or another, the marriage had gotten in the way (okay, I let the marriage get in the way -- lesson learned!).
Then I started knocking them out. I was (and still am, in this regard) a very happy camper. Made sure the next time around I married someone that didn't fence me in (it took a LOT of persuasion on his end -- lol). That "NO FENCE" was and is part of the original stipulation. :D
So have at it! Go forth and live damn happily!!!!!
Because it was a light hearted poke at life's ups and downs. It wasn't a poor me thing. So why not?
We did a good job of raising great kids. We moved apart and on. If anything it was my affirmation that you can pull through adversity and look forward.
Amen Philo... I think that's the best idea ever and the one you are already applying. Personally if Bill and I divorced... I would get rid of all the stuff and live in a house with minimal stuff... Since Bill is a pack rat on the verge of hoarding... It will be a nice break from our present collection. Then again since we are not getting a divorce... I am trying to learn how to handle this in a good way.
there is reasons, beyond us, why our trail changes... and even more so, if it changes after what we THOUGHT was the long-haul 'for always' trail...
do something that makes the new you trail, what it is appearing to be, and do something that helps enhance this new growth, etc... something that will
be part of its new solid foundation, that you can one day look back on, as a great memory marker...
say--as i am AFTER THE FACT now:
hope you did so... if now, you STILL can... anniversaries are really good for the whole year, :)