An Anniversary…

Today is a strange anniversary day. August 31st is always a day that makes me look back at my past. I got married 12 years ago today. (I got divorced in 1993.) So it makes me look back on the past, on the reasons I made choices that I did. I realize how different I am today. This is a good thing.

Today is also the 5 year anniversary of Princess Di’s death. The significance of that is not so much that she died, but that the Insignificant Other & I broke up – one of many times – shortly after the accident. Maybe the night before her funeral? Anyways, he actually proposed to me later in the month, before my birthday. But he would never set a wedding date, and by January, 2001 I gave up. I figured 3+ years was enough time to finally come around.

It’s not so much a day to think of loves lost as it is to think of personal strength gained. I am a better person then I was 12 years ago or even 5 years ago. I am proud of the person that I have become. I’m thankful for the lessons I’ve learned.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

8 replies on “An Anniversary…”

Congrats. I know what it’s like. I, personally, really enjoy being single. Yes, there are times when it blows, but overall, I think I value my freedom.

And at least you didn’t waste 10 years with the jerk… Like *some* people.

::looks around innocently:: 😉

Congratulations on not only moving forward, but being able to recognize it. It always feels like we’ll never recover, only to look back and see how much better we’re doing. Great post!

August 31 is the day I bought my domain name, two years ago, and I finally passed my road test and received my license on August 30, two years ago. Maybe the end of August is the best time to grow?

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