Turning a corner

May 24, 2010

I think I may have turned a corner. Someone from a glossy magazine asked me to write about divorce the other day – offering genuine money and everything – and I’ve decided not to. I feel as though I’ve been there, done that, picked the cotton, combed it, carded it, woven it, printed the logo and pretty much hand-sewn that T shirt. And, like any garment you’ve had too much of, I really can’t bear the sight of it any more.

I started my blog in the hope that my whingeings about the horrors of divorce might make others going through the same experience feel less alone, or at least put off the undecided from venturing into the choppy waters of separation. But the truth is that people will do what they do regardless of what I might ramble about.


So I might as well write about more cheerful stuff, particularly on a day when London has – gasp – sun! Or I could actually get out into the sun and enjoy it. Which is what I’m going to do. Hope you have a lovely day, too, my dears.

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  • Victoria May 24, 2010 at 5:44 am

    Good for you. Must have been a choker turning down real hard cash, but stick to the way you want to go forward. Enjoy the sunshine.

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 24, 2010 at 7:47 am

      Thanks, Victoria. I feel quite liberated and – almost – too hot!

  • English Mum May 24, 2010 at 6:02 am

    Well, if you feel strongly enough to turn down cold hard cash, then it really must be the right thing. Good for you. G&T? *chink* xx

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 24, 2010 at 7:47 am

      Oooh, yes please, mine’s a double, plus ice and a slice ….yum xx

  • TheMadHouse May 24, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Well done for moving on, such an achivement

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 24, 2010 at 7:48 am

      Thank you!! Feels good x

  • Bluestocking Mum May 24, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Good for you DD.

    You see – little steps, big steps – they are all steps – and that realisation that you have come through to the other side will progress you forward further still. I told you there was hope. The strength of the human spirit never ceases to amaze me. You did it girl. Everyone’s been telling you but you are starting to see it for yourself.

    warm wishes

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 24, 2010 at 7:48 am

      Thanks so much, BM, yes, you did say – but difficult to see for yourself when in the thick of it, that old wood/trees thing I suppose. Thanks for your warm wishes, lots back to you x

  • susie @newdaynewlesson May 24, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Good for you. So glad to hear. Attitude really makes the difference.

  • Addy May 24, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Sounds like you have come out the other side relatively unscathed and have better things to talk about than your past. I’m hoping a bit more time will make me like that too. Meanwhile I’m baking today (and I don’t mean cupcakes) – indoors and out. I think outdoors is marginally cooler than indoors! Puff…. pant.

  • Potty Mummy May 24, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    That reminds me of one of my mum’s favourite sayings when I was growing up; ‘You’ll do what you want to. You always do…’ The annoying thing is, she was right – you can’t tell other people things that will change their lives. Well, you can tell them – but they probably won’t listen… Is this a sign we’re getting to be grown-ups, DD?

  • Crystal Jigsaw May 24, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I got divorced back in 1996 and it did get a bit depressing but as time went on I got to the point where future was more important than past. Still is.

    CJ xx

  • Emma May 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    That’s awesome….well done for moving on! The sun has been absolutely lovely glad that you were enjoying it!!!

  • Chic Mama May 24, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Yay!! X OOps…apparently yay is too short, it won’t let me comment. ;0)

  • Marianne May 26, 2010 at 9:55 am

    I too started a blog about divorce, but quickly found out I wanted to write about all the great things that were going on, instead. Well done for letting it go.

  • muummmmeeeeee...... May 31, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Good for you although your “ramblings” would’ve been a comfort I’m sure to people going through a similar experience and it must reassuring knowing there’s light at the end of that very long tunnel x