Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Today Is The Day: A Divorced Girl's Commencement Speech

Today is the day I start writing a new chapter book in my life.

Today is the day I reclaim a part of me.

Today is the day the not-yet-ex becomes the ex.

Today is the day I remind myself that I am the only one in charge of my happiness.  

Today is the day I no longer check the "married" box.

Today is the day I stand on my own two feet and love myself for who I am, what I've become, and what I am yet to be.

Today is the day I tell myself that I will not compromise the value of myself and I will not settle for anything less than I deserve because I am worth a damn.

Today is the day I start exchanging "what ifs" for "oh wells"

Today is the day I wipe my slate clean.

Today is the day I celebrate 8 (mostly) good years  and everything those years have brought me and taught me.  

Today is the day I shake all of the devils off my back so I can dance, just like Flo said to do.



Today is the day I choose to shine.

Today is the day I wrap myself up in a bow, flaws and all, and say, "Here world, I have something pretty great for you."

21 comments:

  1. Well said! Here's to the new time of your life! :)

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    1. Thank you!! I'm excited to see what's to come!

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  2. That is the perfect song for this post. Welcome to the next chapter of your life!

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    1. I know, right!? I heard that song and froze...it's perfect!

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  3. Well said my friend!! Wishing you all the best as you embark on a new journey!

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  4. this is beautiful.

    shake it out, shake it out.

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    1. Thanks! I loved writing it...now I'm off to shake it out!

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  5. Good for you! You go!! I like your style. I'm your newest follower. Good luck in all that lies ahead for you! :)

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    1. Thanks so much!! Glad to have you join me on the journey!

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  6. Girl can write!! Love this, and the song, and you, of course!-Cindy

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  7. Great song! I've been divorced 5 years and I can so relate to this post! Good luck on your journey!!

    I found your blog through TGIF Blog Hop. Looking forward to reading your posts. :)

    www.thatsuburbanmomma.com

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    1. Thank you!! I'm hopping on over to check out and follow your blog now!

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  8. Awww was trying to follow you but I got blocked for some reason =*(

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    1. What?! I wonder why it won't let you follow!

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  9. Love this song! Congrats on your new freedom : ) Stopping by from the TGIF blog hop... Please never mind that it's already Monday! Come visit me at www.figuringitoutaswegrow.blogspot.com

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