Thanks for all of the comments. Keep them coming. You guys are great!
I know from experience that we can learn a lot from each another. Many of the women in my eating disorder therapy group years ago were good role models for how to have fun. While I never quite jumped in back then, I did hold onto the inspiration they gave me. And now, I can truly say that fun is a regular and required part of my life. Over the weekend, I went out to eat with friends. (Yes, I consider this fun.) I went hiking. And --- since Ed and I are officially over --- I even had a real date. All fun!
I continue to be amazed by how much my life has changed with Ed no longer around. Don’t get me wrong. My life is not all fun and games, but today, I can deal with life on life’s terms. As a recovered person, I feel my feelings, and sometimes they don’t feel wonderful. But at least, I feel them. And that is wonderful. Another wonderful thing is that I don’t have to fear feelings and run to Ed for help. Feelings do pass in time --- if we experience them. (I used to not believe this, but it is true.)
Yesterday, I felt a little sad about normal thirty-something-single-woman stuff. So I felt it. And then I called a friend, and we went hiking. By the end of the hike, my spirits were lifted. Connecting with others is always helpful to me. That is one reason I love the idea of blogging. We can all stay connected. So let’s do just that!