I started this journey with the idea that it would provide me with a way to vent my frustrations, but I’ve changed my mind about that. I’m going to redo this blog as a result. Too much of what I wrote a year ago still sounds quite “raw” to me. I believe a post hoc analysis of events as they unfolded will have a better chance of helping that one person–someone, somewhere–who finds themselves in a similar situation. I’ve done some things right, but I’ve also made some mistakes, and I’ll talk about those as well.

My divorce is still dragging, and I expect it to drag into next year.

So that’s really my goal now: to take the adversity I’ve experienced and roll it into something that contributes to the greater good. I know I’m not alone.