Happy New Year everyone! I hope that your celebration was as enjoyable as ours.
Well, it's time to start things out right. First a little rehashing of what JT
and I did for our celebration last night, then the more profound impact of what this new year will mean to me.
Did our annual DVD fest. This was our list:
The Longest Yard (Burt Reynolds version)
Had our traditional fare of wings, taquitos, meatballs, munchies, wine and pop (soda to some of you) we had a pork roast, but never got around to it - so that's for today. And just enjoyed the time together.
As for the profound impact on my life. I will be mailing out the authorization form, and a check for the full amount of the fees, to get my divorce rolling.Yes, I know that there's no mail delivery or pick-up today! But this is all symbolic to me.
This will be a year of changes for me. According to the information package that I received from the attorney, I will be getting the actual papers within 4-6 days of my check clearing - which could take up to 6 weeks (according to them). Then, after I sign what I have to sign on the papers, and, I hope, Jo signs what she as to sign, we can mail them back to the attorney. Once they receive the signed papers there is a 21 day waiting period. After that, the papers will be filed and within 3-4 months a judge will issue a Decree of Divorce, and we will each receive copies to use for getting on with our lives.
I have waited for so long to be done with this episode. It was never what I wanted, and I hate that I have to be the one to do this, but I have no choice in the matter. I can't allow the state to come after me for her pregnancy to "Cowboy". So I have to do this - even though I said I never would.
But now that I find myself in this position, I find that I'm ready to make some radical changes in my life to reflect the fact that I now have a brand new life to move forward into. I'm sure you're all aware by now of the first big change - my brand, and subsequent tattoos
. But I also plan on doing some other things to my physical appearance. For one, what began as a joke - to not cut my hair until my divorce is final - it's finally looking like I will have to make a decision as to what I'm going to have done when I do get it cut. I have a few things in mind that will look good with the brand/tattoos, but I'm not sure which will be best for me (my face).
Additionally, you may remember that I've been doing a weight loss program through my work. At last weigh-in I was down 23 pounds over 6 weeks. But I've also started to lift weights at home. So I'm hoping to add some substantial muscles mass to my upper body. I should look a bit different by the time my divorce is final. And then, I may be comfortable with the idea of dating again.
So that's what I have planned for my brand new life, and this new year. Wish me blessings, as I wish the same to you, in whatever we do in this upcoming year. God has done a great deal in my life to bring me to the point where I can finally accept this. So it's time I stop looking back at what used to be, and start looking ahead to what He now has in store for me.
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