Breaking up is, in fact, hard to do. There are good days and there are days that are not so great. For me, it’s been difficult to lose a close friend and companion, my daily processing pal. Tamie and I were together for almost two and a half years. Being single again is a major adjustment, and this is particularly true for me, having just moved to a new town, with no friends. Thankfully, I have family here, so that is a blessing.
Nonetheless, I feel myself transitioning in a very healthy way. A break up just takes time. It is lonely and empty; but the more time that passes, the more I feel settled in my own single skin and more open to the world in its new possibilities.
On the flip side, one of the advantages of being single again is filling my Netflix que with all of my own choices. It’s great, and even though it is fairly insignificant in the vast scheme of things, I find it to be a significant little things that gives me a good deal of delight.
One of my favorite genres is documentaries. It’s not that I didn’t ever watch documentaries or other of my favorite films while in a relationship, but much of the joys of movie-watching as a couple is seeing films you wouldn’t normally watch. It expanded my horizons, which is an important thing. Here and now, though, while single, I’m enjoying the vice of hording my Netflix que all to myself! It’s my equivalent of eating a gallon of ice cream. (The low calorie sin!)