One year ago, I signed my divorce papers and it was the beginning of a new life and an entirely new chapter.
In November of 2011 I found dance. I'd started dancing (as I wrote here) in a couple of flash mobs, but then I decided to sign up for dance classes and ever since then my life has changed in many profound ways. First of all I found something really joyous that I love to do. I've met many people who love it too and many really great men. Men to dance with - not necessarily the love of my life, but men I really enjoy.
My morning practice of reading, writing and meditating has changed a bit. I've been chanting in the morning, which is very peaceful.
In August, my daughter Zoe moved back to New York after three years of living in San Francisco.
She arrived the first week in August, which is when my first piece appeared on the Huffington Post.
I've now had five pieces published and yesterday Zoe and I did a Huff Post Live on adult children moving home with their parents. She did find a great apartment with a roommate and they are happily living in their own place now.
If you're new to this blog and you or anyone you know anyone who's going through a difficult time, go back three years to April 2009 and start reading. There is a great deal of information about how to get through loss and grief a day at a time.
And the present feels very exciting! So stay tuned. I never expected any of this, so it will be interesting to see what unfolds next. If you've had any interesting surprises lately, I'd love to hear about them.