Originally Posted On The Temporary Things
Turning thirty-one this year brought on a lot of realizations. One of which was that this age (the 30’s) is a time of transition for most of my peers. As I scan my group of friends I see about half, if not more, going through a marital shift. Divorce, separation or reconciliation – myself included.
One person who has really impressed me when it comes to handling life’s hurdles is my good friend Marie Young, creator of GoodLooknOut. Her blog is colorful, blatantly informative and above all REAL. Of all the things about her I admire, what stands out the most is her ability to handle a fresh divorce with grace, raise her two gorgeous children, regularly slay the blogging world, work round-the-clock freelance gigs and still come out looking fierce (all while chipping away at a graduate degree).
I SAT DOWN WITH HER TO PICK HER BRAIN ABOUT HER TRANSITION FROM MARRIED TO SINGLE
…AND HOW SHE MANAGES IT ALL WITH FLAWLESS NAILS.
HOW HAS THE TRANSITION FROM MARRIED TO SINGLE AFFECTED YOU NEGATIVELY?
Negatively it exposed my vulnerability times ten. I feel that should happen when you’re committed to your personal growth.
HOW HAS IT AFFECTED YOU POSITIVELY?
It affected me positively in the exact same way. All the things you see as negative are the exact same things you really stand to gain from.
WHAT WAS THE MOST SURPRISING THING YOU LEARNED ABOUT YOURSELF IN THE LAST YEAR?
How much I am guided by fear.
WHAT THINGS HELP YOU OVERCOME FEAR?
Gravitating towards people who speak life into me and navigating away from people who don’t. Talking to myself (laughs)… through meditation. Writing things down because [READ MORE]