I’m back…..not just to writing a blog, but I’m also back from flying under the radar of search engines and social media (more on that in a bit).
I took a rather long and wandering sabbatical from blogging. For a handful of years, I wrote a blog about being a stepmom. Then I created a stepparenting community for women like myself. That evolved into me becoming something of a B List Stepmom celebrity for a few years, until I got divorced. That was 2013.
I maintained the blog for a year or two, but altered the content. I was enjoying my new single life, but I was also still reeling from the hurt. It was hard to parlay the simultaneous excitement over new suitors with the exhaustion of being a recent divorcee and also sound articulate. So I made the decision to delete the blog and find other outlets for my creativity.
A year ago last week, I got hit with a whammy of a personal defeat from a former beau. Legal counsel discourages me from delving too much into the nitty gritty details, but suffice it to say, when you’re being stalked and harassed — in person, online, etc. — .you suddenly find yourself removing as many traces of your existence online as you can.
I feel like I could write about the stalking and harassment for days. Friends close to me are probably sick of hearing about it by now, but it changed me. It changed the way I looked at people, the way I trusted people, the way I interact with everyone new I meet. It changed the way I interact with people I’ve known for years.
When I got divorced, I felt like the married version of me was a shell of a person. Getting divorce liberated me. I suddenly starting living. Then I met this guy, crazy stuff happened as a result of it, and I spent almost a full year in seclusion and hiding. I was back to my shell self and it felt awful.
A year has passed since the true hell of my stalking/harassment started. I’m hopeful….No, I know…. that 2018 will be better. I’m tired of living in fear.
So I’m back….