2 Divorces by 30

I am not going to sit here and bad mouth my ex husbands but what I will do is give my experiences on how it feels to have 2 divorces behind me by 30.

I am 32 now and remarried to the most amazing man I have ever met. He is wonderful to me and my daughter, shows the most compassion I have ever seen in a human being. But no matter how much I wanted to marry him, I was scared. There were so many what if’s.

What if it ends like my other marriages?

What if he ends up hating me and leaves me?

What if he falls out of love with me after a year like the others?

Truth is my ex husbands never fell out of love with me. I left. I left because I was not happy and life is too short to be unhappy for years. Yes, I tried to fix it…in many ways. But nothing worked and I had to pack my bags for my daughter and for me. I couldn’t have her growing up in a household that didn’t show love for what it could be or what it really is.

There has been many others that have shamed me for having two divorces under my belt at 30, which is judgmental because they didn’t know my past or what I went through. I never had a good male influence in my life growing up, which means I never had a man show me what real love could be.

When one does not have this influence, they base their idea of a partner and love on what they have learned in their past. Thinking this is the best it could be. But as a lover of love, I strived for something different. Believing there was something different out there. And I was right. There are partners out there that will treat you with more love than you can ever imagine.

The only good reaction I have ever gotten was from a past coworker. When I told him I had been divorced twice he said, ” Good for you! You do not stay if you are not treated right. I respect that.” And this was coming from a man, when men usually judge me for leaving other men. Man code they said. Judging me for leaving their brothers.

I am bisexual and have been in relationships with women and I had no different of an experience. So this is not a shit on men post, this is a post about a woman who was confused on what she needed and deserved.

I hope this post puts others at ease that have gone through exactly or near what I have been through. I have been wanting to write this for a while but wasn’t sure what to say. This post wasn’t planned and I am just writing what is in my mind and heart so I hope that it does not come off as a jumbled mess.

Thank you for reading,

Tea and Self Care

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Tea has become apart of my self care because I need a routine and it helps my body feel grounded and focused. I just recently started drinking tea because that’s all work had that was warm that wasn’t caffeinated. Due to my debilitating anxiety, I cannot drink caffeine and have been caffeine free for 2 years now. But caffeine in tea may help you focus and calm you down. Everybody’s brains are wired different.

I prefer lemon tea and I like it strong. I use two tea bags with stevia to sweeten it. At work their tea is super lemony and super strong. And I got used to it. I noticed how it would calm my anxiety at work. I work in a call center and have to talk to people all day which is a nightmare, but its a job. I do my best and apparently my best is one of the best in the office.

Ok, back to tea. Lets travel into the world of the best teas for self care:

1. Echinacea

Commonly known as purple coneflowers, Echinacea flowers sooth sore throats and alleviate cold symptoms when brewed in a tea. Also helpful for laryngitis or simply the day after a concert where you screamed the lyrics a bit too loud, Echinacea tea will coax your voice back to life and help it return to normal.

Echinacea tea has been invaluable to me in the past — I often drink it after ski races in subzero temperatures, when I lose my voice from the cold air abrading my throat. While Echinacea on its own certainly does not make the most delicious tea, combining it with mint or lemon — as one tea company does in its Echinacea Plus tea — creates a tangy flavor, both pleasant and healthy to drink, making it one of the best teas for self-care.

2. Chamomile

A mindful Geek Update

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Hi all Mindful Geeklings!!

Life has been pretty crazy for me for the last few years. A Mindful Geek fell to the way side simply because I couldn’t juggle it all. Juggling school, full time job, mom, girlfriend, pet momma…it was just all too much. But life has slowed down enough for me to continue writing for you all. So we will start with a journal entry.

 

I left my job that I announced that I got after 9 months. It was just all too much for me. I was working 10 hours a day not including travel and meeting. I was a manager of my own store and the district trainer, which was great. But I missed my family too much. I missed life too much. So I got an 8 to 5 job which has been amazing despite the ups and downs. Currently I am in a down because I am on medical leave and disability due to 2 bulging discs in my back. I will be back at the end of the month.

 

My boyfriend has now changed to a husband. We were married on July 20th, 2019 in St. Augustine, FL. It was a beautiful wedding on the beach and we had an amazing reception. Planning was a pain because I do live in NJ, but it was all worth it. It came together nicely. And anything that didn’t, just didn’t matter. I was marrying the love of my life. The day after we took my daughter and best friend to Disney World, staying in the Animal Kingdom resort. We had some Disney Magic that is for sure. Day after that…we went on the most amazing 5 day cruise. We had the time of our lives those two weeks in FL.

 

My daughter is doing well. She is now 11 going on 17. Haha. She has become an amazing artist and surprises me every day. Raising a pre-teen is hard, I can tell you that. They do not listen and its hard to not lose your shit sometimes. And sometimes you do. We try our best to be mindful of her age and what she is going through though. She is becoming a beautiful, talented and smart young woman. I cannot wait to watch her grow but on the other hand, they grow too fast.

 

As far as the blog, I plan to continue with it because I need it. I need it for self-care and I want to share my life with all of you. So please be patient with me as I build it back up. All past posts are available though.

 

Thank you for reading,

brittanysig