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The Big 500

I began this blog back in 2014 and have reached 500 posts!  My initial purpose for blogging was to tackle the issues/ thoughts/feelings I was having about being a 50-year old woman facing divorce, dating, sex, more sex, dating, sex, relationships and sex.

However, as I continued to write, this blog became the place I sat down to unpack my feelings, concerns, fears, and happiness about my life.  I find it hard to believe that I am six years away from my divorce.  It seems so long ago and yet so recent all at once.

On this blog, I have dug around and unpacked my anxiety about work and trying to earn a decent living.  That has been my biggest topic of late.

I have also looked at relationships with my kids, my dad and the Hunter.  I might not have been forthcoming about the Hunter recently because the man keeps sneaking on and reading my blog and then getting upset.  Geez, what a vicious cycle. Plus there simply isn’t much to say about us right now.  We simply…are…

My Dear Readers, you who give me a few minutes of your precious time, have provided wise words of advice, encouragement and general comments.  Thank you.

I have no idea what the next 500 posts will be about or if I will even make it to 1,000 posts.  What I do know is that this blog has been far cheaper than a therapist.  It has been an invaluable tool and haven for me.  To be able to reflect and stew is paramount to my mental health.  To be able to go back and read my previous posts gives me clarity on what I was thinking at that time.

I was going to go back and curate a “Best of” list, but guess what — I am too lazy to do that right now.  I just wanted to get this post up to celebrate my amazing accomplishment.  Plus to be honest, my first year or so of blogging is really XXX rated – LOL.  Not that I am a prude, but I am gainfully employed, so I will prudently keep them locked.

Thank you for reading.

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Comments on: "The Big 500" (8)

  1. Congrats!

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  2. As a 50 something myself I have enjoyed your stories from the stressed out meltdowns to your happy victories. Your very good at mapping out a plan and getting organized I’ve seen you accomplish a lot last year so congratulations on your 500th blog looking forward to 2020!

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  3. Congrats! 500 posts is quite the milestone and I can’t wait for the next 500!

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  4. As someone who has been there from the beginning, I’ve enjoyed reading about your life and watching you transition. What I most admire about you, Maggie, is that you see a problem/issue and you take action to address it. Even when that action means doing something new and scary and out of your comfort zone.

    I read other blogs where the authors complain, make horrible decisions (the mother in me just wants to slap them upside the head and make them an appointment with a decent therapist), and then do nothing about it and/or repeat the actions that are making them miserable. I think part of the reason is that they use their blog as a way to vent, which makes them feel JUST enough better to continue on until they need to vent again — plus they get some sympathy/support/attention from their readers. So they don’t get the”in real life” help they may need.

    But while you might write about feeling scared, being down, money & romance problems – and while you may use your blog as a sounding board – you then take action. You’ve done some things I find incredibly brave and have been inspired by. As a middle-aged woman (maybe I’m considered older than middle-aged now, who knows?) who has also had a marriage end, financial scares, work issues, and adult children (one who has moved back home) – I like seeing your thought process, how you tackle things, and how you grow!

    I plan to be around for your next 500 🙂

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