If I could collect $1.00 from every person that asked me if I’m doing okay since the breakup I’d be a millionaire… But I still wouldn’t be able to afford to live in Seattle.. It’s just fucking expensive here.. There is no other way of saying it. $1200 a month for a shared kitchen, but I have my own space entirely and my private bathroom. Thank you JESUS! I don’t have to share a bathroom anymore! The things we look forward to at 33.
Speaking of 33, I don’t feel 33 in the slightest. I feel like I’m 26 again. I moved to Seattle when I was 28 from Phoenix and man was it a change. Moving to Seattle, I was so eager to be in the cold weather, but I severely underestimated how much it really rained in the Northwest and how many gray days we would have each year. 226 days a year of clouds…. seriously.. I’ve learned that to love the Northwest and live here year after year, you must know how to make your own sunshine.
So I ask myself. What am I doing now at 33 that makes me feel 26 again? Easy.
I put me first every day.
Mental, Physical, Body, Spirit. I come first. No exceptions.
I am working hard on everything I touch in life. I will succeed in this. I’m all I have, and I need to make this work. I’ve graduated to bi-weekly therapy now that Spring has sprung and the sun is out more. I see it as a huge win.
My ex and I are even hanging out together as friends, and it’s working out really well for us. We both knew our relationship was over and we both knew that our happiness mattered more in life. Five years was a long time for being my
first real-life relationship. You ask ‘Are you OK?’ and I remind myself that if you’re only asking because you love me. I love you too. Always and forever. We can be great friends. I’m great at that. 🙂
I’ve also lost 35.7 pounds since October 24th, 2017. I follow Weight Watchers online, and I fucking love it. I finally own my journey, and I love it.
Zero depression! 16 months sober too! WHATTTT!