Since my last post, my life has been more… interesting? That or a combination of dramatic and exciting. A better writer would probably use one word for those three, but here we are. Life has also been frigid, literally. Winter has most definitely arrived.
Anyway, things have been happening. The first and most wonderful being the outpouring of support I’ve received from people I’ve known through different seasons of life– thank you! Next, and I think most humorous, was hearing from one of those guys that I wrote about in this post on dating. He reached out to apologize for ditching me and to tell me I’m awesome (I already knew this). I can only assume that he stumbled upon these posts and felt some type of way. That was cool, but there aren’t any feelings for him; so, I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing.
Least cool part about sharing my last post is knowing that he (my ex) knows that this exists. While 95% of me is so proud to be sticking it to the man, the other five is terrified of enticing him to manipulate his way back into my life. No, thanks.
The most encouraging aspect of sharing my story has been hearing from another who knows my experience too well. To have connected with her is something I never anticipated, and while I assumed that I wasn’t the first to be this guy’s victim, the validation of this bizarre camaraderie is comforting. It’s nice to know you’re not alone in your traumas. I am so grateful to have her support.
If you or anyone you know has been or is a victim of domestic violence, you’ll find a 24 hour hotline for help here. You have more people in your corner than you think!
Up and up, y’all.