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My hand felt so naked that I started wearing it again a week later, just moved it over a finger. It was a non-traditional ring, so it worked. It was part of me. When the divorce was final 2 years later I felt like I had to stop wearing it to completely move on. I found a very simple little ring that I fell in love with and bought it as a present to myself and switched from the old ring to my new ring, and my new life. My new ring is now a part of me. The new me.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Where My Ring Used to Be
My son started school last year and we had to also adjust our schedules to accommodate him being at one house for the school week because we do not live close enough to go back and forth. I was the one that had to cut down my time with him. It was a hard year, but it really was the only option we had. I try to focus a lot on the fact that on the weekends at least I get the full day with him and I just have to make the most of what we have and appreciate the time we do have together. Best of luck to you, this definitely is the worst part of divorce. My son did great in school though and met lots of new friends, that helped.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Growing Pains
@Docdar58 My sister went on vacation last year to Watkin's Glen. I have it on my list of places to see, gorgeous!
11 months ago on Why I live in Utah (of all places) – Reason #2. Bridal Veil Falls.
I love Bridal Veil. Stewart Falls is another favorite. Takes a bit more work to get there, but oh such pretty work.
I could be there in less than an hour to take the evil off your hands. The universe loves to tempt me with things as soon as I say I'm walking away. Oh this? Was this what you said you needed to avoid? This right here? Oh ok. Just checking. Just wanted to let you know it's right here. I'll just set it down right over here...
11 months, 1 week ago on Proof that if there’s a god… he has a sense of humor.
Reading Dan's quote from the other post, I pick up on something completely different than you. This line: " What if instead of putting our guards up, we kept them down until we actually needed to put them up at all" Catching someone in a lie in my mind, is a very good reason to put up your guard. Like other commentors mentioned, you have no idea if one lie is just one lie, or if it is a sign of many more to come. I was married to someone that had no problem lying, it can be a pretty big personailty trait. He went out with her, he had dinner, finished the date, but it didn't sit well that it had started off with a lie. That is when his guard went up. Our guard triggers are all different because of our own life experiences. One lie might not be a trigger for you, it would for me, and it sounds like it was for Dan. He didn't run when he saw her, he didn't make up an excuse to leave the date, it sounds like to me he gave her a chance, but his guard was triggered. I see nothing hypocritcal in that. "I find it so much easier to simply trust everybody unless I have a concrete reason not to." She is the one that gave him the reason not to by lying. I think that is on her, not on Dan.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Dating, Being Fat, and Being Honest
So many things I dislike about Utah, but hell yeah the mountains make up for it. I commented on Monday that one of the things I love about where I live is that I can drive for 20 minutes, park in a completely packed trail head parking lot, hike for an hour and not run into a single person. And have a great soul refreshing experience while in my special place. If it wasn't for the mountains I would be long gone. But they feed my soul. (and I'm a liberal living in utah county, it's lonely down here)
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Why I live in Utah (of all places). Reason #1 – Snow-Capped Spring Mountains
My favorite from this post is one about the person coming out as transgender. Just a good reminder of the acceptance that children have, that we should strive for. (my kid says funny stuff all the time, but do you think I could think of one right now? nope)
12 months ago on My KID said that?!
Oh and okcupid was by far my favorite dating website. I could spent hours reading through all those questions, I was fascinated by them! You could find out so many interesting things about people that they are not going to put on their profile.
12 months ago on Looking for a Seriously Goofy Woman
I loved unique and different profiles on dating sites, you have to have something that stands out. And personality is a good one to focus on. There were a couple guys that were very unique in their approach and I sent them messages saying pretty sure I wasn't what they were looking for, but just had to let them know how much I enjoyed reading their profile. Almost makes me want to re-activate my okcupid profile. Best of luck!
Sounds perfect. I have definitely found in my post-divorce dating world, single-dads jump to the top because they are the only ones that understand. Unlike the guy who asked me to just leave my 3 yr old alone and come meet him. I mean he was asleep. If only I could find a good place to meet the right one....
1 year ago on When You Date a Single Parent and You Wanna Make ‘Em Swoon
Thank you for this post. Growing up in Happy Valley I was surrounded by a lot of people in the first group. Or at least that is how I remember them looking back. I moved away for a few years in which time I left my religion. Coming back to this area I seemed to be surrounded by the second group. And part of me wonders if it's just being on the other side that I see it more, or if I do experience it more. It's a struggle for me in day to day life and I'm thankful for this reminder that the best thing I can do is make sure I'm part of the first group. I believe so much in the simple yet strong power of love. I honestly feel as though it changes the world. Or it can, as long as people believe it. I think it's the same message that was in I'm Christian Unless You're Gay, it all comes down to loving your neighbor. That's all. I think we want life to be more complicated than that, but it's just not.
1 year ago on The Internal Battle on Both Sides of the Religious Fence
Wow. It's so weird to read something someone else wrote and think, they are talking about me. They tapped into my brain right there. The mountains are my church. It is where I go to refresh my soul. I really struggled this last winter because I couldn't go to those places that give me so much. My body has ached for spring and the opening of the canyon roads. I have yet to experience that experience I get on the side of a mountain, any other place. I have friends that worry because I like to hike by myself, but they don't understand that it's what I need. I need to be there by myself. To not have to carry on a conversation, to be able to let everything go. And just be. There are a lot of things I don't like about Utah, but the mountains make up for all of them.
1 year, 1 month ago on Finding My Soul on the Mountain
This is one of the most beautiful things I have ever written. I strongly believe that the world can be changed by love. I think that people mock that idea. They want it to be hard, to be something big and complicated. But it's not. It's smiling at someone and saying hi. It's trying to give people benefit of the doubt. I wish I could give your friend Jacob a hug. But since I can't I hope someday instead to give one to someone just as in need. Thank you for writing this.
1 year, 1 month ago on I’m Christian, unless you’re gay.