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I Shot the Sherriff

Freedom came my way one day
And I started out of town, yeah!
All of a sudden I saw sheriff John Brown
Aiming to shoot me down,
So I shot – I shot – I shot him down and I say:
If I am guilty I will pay.

Bob Marley

A client just reminded me that three years ago we did the biggest project of my career. It was a game changer for so many reasons, but the biggest one is that it caused my marriage to crash and burn. I was scrolling through my blog (which I should get better organized) to see if I ever wrote about this time. The closest I came was this post, which really sums up how things were going at the end. It is a beautiful post, if I do say so myself.

But what is funny is that when the client reminded me of my career best, I immediately thought of my divorce and how that project lead to my separation. The money enabled me to buy my freedom on my own terms. My Ex’s reaction solidified my understanding that he would never appreciate me or my success. He shat all over my success. He tried to rob me of my happiness at what I had done.

What the fuck did he do? He basically told me that he thought he was going to be sued for a mistake and that my earnings would have to pay the settlement. He actually came up with two mistakes with two separate clients over the course of a couple of days, so these settlements could potentially suck all my money out. He even made the mistake of saying that perhaps I should leave to protect myself and the kids. I got myself to a great, expensive divorce attorney who promptly said, “We are filing in 48 hours, go tell him.” She saved me, my money and my life. I adore her feisty, no-nonsense style.

My Ex was so shitty to me. Trying to rob me of my glory and bring me down a notch. He never had any appreciation for my profession and bad-mouthed my colleagues at every turn. Man, I am soooo happy to BE FREE!!


Comments on: "I Shot the Sherriff" (5)

  1. And since that day, you have never looked back!


    • Ain’t that the truth! I have never had a day when I thought that my decision to leave was wrong. I always knew it was the right one. The first night in my new place, I sobbed tears of happiness that I was free. I have never felt so strong.

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  2. Yay!!!! You know how I feel about this….those damn x’s always trying to steal the thunder from strong women! You deserve every ounce of success and $$ you earned!


  3. Oh, it feels good to read this post.
    I was badmouthed for so many things, and to this day he still tries to tell me that I should work in the field I trained for, forget that the job changed so drastically that I have no interest in it, and that I’m great at my new career. I may not make much money yet, but I did it myself. 🙂
    Hugs. Enjoy the freedom. It’s good to celebrate it once in a while 🙂


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