I’m Not a Robot

Apr 20, 2015 by

I’ve been listening to music pretty much every day on my walks or runs and I’ve found that I keep hitting repeat, over and over, on the song I Am Not a Robot by Marina and the Diamonds. I’ve been going through a lot of change in my life as my husband and I continue the divorce process and something about this song just hits me every time I listen to it.

It’s okay to say you’ve got a weak spot
You don’t always have to be on top

I have a hard time with negative emotions. I don’t like feeling angry or resentful because those emotions only make me feel worse and really impact my ability to feel inner peace. I believe in my soul that being compassionate and kind are two of the most important values in life.  So, it’s tough for me to admit that during this process of getting divorced I’ve had times when I’ve let my anger overshadow my desire to be compassionate. But I do have a weak spot, many weak spots in fact, and I don’t always have to be perfect. Divorce is always difficult for everyone involved so I’m trying to cut myself some slack.

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Remember to Look Up

Apr 6, 2015 by

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I had an epiphany of sorts the other day while running. It was a tough run, as most of them have been lately, and I had my eyes down on the road, focused totally on the pain and heaviness in my legs. Each step felt like a chore and my muscles ached. Then, all of the sudden, I looked up and noticed the sun shining, the beauty of the rural area I was in and how stunning the clear blue sky was. In that moment I realized how much of a metaphor that is for my life right now. I’ve been focused on the road directly in front of me and haven’t stopped at all to look up and remember that life is bigger than just what I’m going through right at this moment. Divorce is not easy, even when both people agree it’s the right thing and I’ve gotten a bit stuck in the daily struggles I’ve faced. I wrote the words below to remind me that every now and again, I’ve got to look up.

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Trying To Let Go of Anger

Mar 23, 2015 by

Life has been hard lately. Between going through a divorce and my daughter having some challenging behavior I’ve had a lot to cope with. One emotion that I’m not comfortable with is anger. I hate the way I feel when I’m angry. I feel unbalanced, highly anxious and the whole world looks different when anger comes into the picture. I know this is how it is for everyone – anger clouds our judgment and gives us a distorted view of reality. That’s why I really try to let anger go. But lately, with everything I’ve been going through, I’m finding that I’m struggling more than usual with easily letting angry thoughts go.

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Divorce So Far

Mar 16, 2015 by

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In case you missed one of my earlier posts, I’m currently going through a divorce. While my soon-to-be ex and I are both in agreement that this is the right thing it’s still been a rough time. Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed a few noteworthy things about this experience that I thought I’d share.

1. Divorce is not the “easy” way out. My goodness whoever says this about people who get divorced has no clue what this process is really like. It sure as hell isn’t the easy way out. Even though we are amicable for the most part it still hurts deeply for the vision of what you thought your life would be like to shatter in front of your eyes.

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A Kick-Ass Connecticut 12-Year-Old Girl

Mar 9, 2015 by

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When I saw that my Facebook friend Amy posted an article about a CT girl making waves at her middle school I had to click to read it. I absolutely love hearing stories about young people (especially young women) who raise their voices and stand up for their beliefs. Turns out the story was about Amy’s daughter and I knew instantly I wanted to share this story here on CT Working Moms.

Amy’s daughter, Bella, is 12 years old and goes to West Shore Middle School in Milford, CT. Bella was upset that her school was selectively telling girls that they can’t wear leggings when the school policy stated that students can’t wear spandex but not specifically leggings or yoga pants. She felt that it unfairly targeted girls and that only larger girls were being told their outfits were inappropriate (helloooo sexism & weightism). So what did this amazing young woman do? She decided to speak up and use her voice.

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