This lil’ getaway has done me a world of good. I have had a wonderful time reconnecting with my oldest (in every sense of the word, LOL!) and dearest friend, Karen. We have stayed up late sharing secrets and solving all of the problems in the world. We have also made many, many friends here and I hope we can come back to this beautiful place again. I love the beach!
I am glad Karen was here with me because I have been forced to face some hard truths this week. While I am perfect, and my marriage is perfect, Röbert is not perfect. He is cheap and can be selfish. He does not spend enough time with our beautiful children. He is not wealthy. He prefers mountains to the beach and he makes me do yucky stuff like canoeing. He is terrible at buying jewelry for the woman he loves. He does not own a second home. He has no understanding about why cheap shoes are terrible and no one should own any.
I know that it will be an absolutely devastating blow to him, but when I return home this afternoon I am going to let him know that I would like to try to live separately for the time being. He can stay in the rental condo and I will continue to live in our beautiful home while he figures out how to become a better, more generous, wealthier person. And while he is at it, I am sure he will enjoy getting to spend much more time with the kiddos.
So while my lil’ vacay in paradise is ending, it is also a new beginning for me. And this new beginning is one that I am very excited about!
Wish me luck, because I am about to soar!