180 Days Ago Today…


It was a little over 24 hours since filing for divorce and a motion for an immediate restraining order. My credit cards were cancelled. My bank accounts were drained. My credit was frozen. My house was no longer a safe place to be. I didn’t have local friends or family I could turn to for help. I was essentially homeless. I had just spent the night sleeping on the floor of the office of my employer.

A lot happened in the last 180 days. While I spent some time living and working in less than ideal circumstances, not to mention dealing with the machinations of the divorce process in Washington State, I eventually drove myself across the country to start fresh in Tennessee. I’ve reconnected with friends and family I’ve not talked to in ages. I’ve made new friends. I’ve had new experiences.

For the first time in 25 years, I finally felt…independent on Independence Day.

While things are far from perfect and there is still some uncertainty with how things will ultimately play out with my divorce, I am grateful the universe has done such a fantastic job providing for me over the last 180 days. I’m happier than I’ve been in years and in far better shape than I was when this started! I have faith the universe will continue to provide for me and guide me in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

As a friend recently told me:

  • You can replace things
  • You can make more money
  • The divorce process does end eventually

Hopefully in another 180 days, the divorce will be finalized and I can start to truly build back better…for myself.


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