Coming Back to the World

This is the first ICLW I’ve participated in in a long time. I had so much to deal with, between court (over!), and counselors (over!), and doctor appointments (last one tomorrow!), and lost hope (regained!).

And anger. So much anger. At myself, at the justice system, at the world. 

I closed up shop and sank in on myself. I focused on the wrong things at the wrong times, if there ever was a right time. For much of it, there wasn’t. So much has changed. 

Trying? That’s done, finito, the end! I cannot say enough how much a change that has made in my outlook on life. Everything is brighter, shiny and new. Everything is fantastic. I knew I was miserable, but I didn’t realize just how miserable I was until after we finally made the decision

It feels good to be back to myself. I didn’t know how much I missed me. It feels good to open up again to others, to reach out and be reached out to. It feels good to not be alone. 

So welcome, say hi, stick around, invite me over. I’m happy to visit because I’m happy to be here.


18 Comments on “Coming Back to the World”

  1. WTW says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Looking forward to reading more of your story.

  2. Marianne says:

    Oh my goodness I’m not sure how I have not found your blog before now. Thus is the magic of ICLW I suppose 🙂

    Abby sounds amazing.

    • April says:

      I had to go private for a while until everything was taken care of. It’s really nice to ‘get out’ and ‘meet new people’ again!

      She is! 🙂

  3. Kate says:

    from ICLW, thanks for coming by the buggy List! I’m glad you’ve found some peace again as a result of making that decision!

  4. Hi from ICLW. I’m glad that you are back to blogging.

  5. Caroline says:

    Hi from ICLW! Looking forward to catching up on your blog!

  6. Geochick says:

    Happy ICLW and thanks for stopping by my blog. I just read your post on free-cycle and dumpster diving. I’m impressed and now motivated to try free-cycling to look for new bedroom furniture.

  7. Hilary says:

    Happy ICLW! I so understand missing “me” I am glad you have “me back!”

  8. Stupid Stork says:

    Greetings from ICLW! Okay now clicking on the link for the other post so I can contribute a bit more here…

  9. Jamie says:

    Happy ICLW and thank you for stopping by my blog! I am so glad that a lot of your trials are coming to a close. I hope that the peace continues to grow!

  10. YAY!! I can follow you in readier now!


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