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You see, when you go through something tough you really find out who your true friends are. I think going through a divorce shines a mirror on your entire life and shows you things you never saw before (and might not have really wanted to see).
You find out that you have hidden gems and people who weren't that close to you become best friends. You find out people you thought were best friends are really "the trash" that you need to eliminate. You find out that a lot of the material crap you thought you needed was really just weighing you down. You find out what it means to be brave. You find out that you are stronger than you ever thought you were. You find out that you make your own happiness. You find out what it means to be YOU again.
This year I have surrounded myself with supportive, loving people. These people make me a better person. They make me smile. They'll hold my hand while I cry. Their presence makes me happy. I feel blessed to have these people in my life.
Anyone who weighed me down, who didn't make me a better person, who did not make me happy--I eliminated from my life. If I didn't feel like you were a blessing, then I decided you weren't worth my time. I made a choice to get rid of the fair weather "friends" and the immature people and the negative folks. I made a choice to cut out selfishness and shallowness, and to stop being friends with hypocrites and judgmental people. I also cut out excess in my own life. This was the best decision of my entire life.
In cutting out all the crap, I found myself again. And you know what? I like myself. I like who I am. I like where my life is right now. I like where I am and who I choose to spend my time with. I've fallen in love with life again. It's amazing.
So this post is me letting go. I mean really letting go--letting go of all the anger and resentment and sadness and ill will directed toward other people. All that stuff just weighs me down, and I deserve to be light and happy. So I'm letting it go. I'm so blessed, why do I need to hang on to all this negativity? I don't.
I'm going to share a tiny piece of my happiness with you. I had a photoshoot last weekend and it was amazing. I was fortunate enough to have one of the best pinup photographers in the world photograph me. I am so blessed. I've always wanted to have pinups done, and now I have. Here's one just for you: