"Life is a balance of holding on and letting go." Rumi
Budget. We all have one, and it determines whether or not you can do something. As a single mom, one of the biggest struggles I face is financial. In the day and age of the two-income household, running one on your own can be terrifying. Once I was on my own with my toddler, it didn’t take long before anxiety over our financial future completely took over. So, I decided to take a deep dive into my household budget to see where I could trim the fat.
Fulfillment, meaning, purpose- it all seems like an elusive desire we are all chasing. But true happiness is attainable when you know how to find it and choose to embrace it.
I did a pretty good job of avoiding loneliness. I kept busy and when I wasn’t busy, there were always friends and family around. And yet, those were the times I felt the most isolated. There’s nothing like being in a room full of people and not feeling connected to a single one.
Dating after divorce has been challenging in more ways than one. The last time I was single, I was 20 years old, inexperienced and full of optimism, without any baggage, and myspace was a thing. At 31, I re-entered this world wiser, scarred, with a baby, and dating was as accessible as swiping right.