To all of my followers: thank you for sticking with me through thick and thin. As some of you older followers and fans of my blog may know, I try to blog two posts a day, but recently I have been failing to do so. I am sorry for slacking. I will probably be posting sporadically for the next week or so before I get back to my usual 1-2 good posts a day.
Please stay with me through this rough patch. Please continue to follow me, and by all means, please continue to message me and/or suggest a person you would like me to pull quotes from. That said, I feel like I owe you all an explanation as to why I have been so sporadic with my blog recently.
Today marks the one year anniversary of my divorce and I am hurting.
As a man, I know that is taboo to admit, especially in such a public forum, but it’s true. The tears running down my cheeks while I type this quick note, are tangible proof that men can hurt. More than a year ago, I lost my wife, my daughter and my comfortable life. I was served papers to appear in court and I was totally caught off guard.
I mean, I always knew it was a possibility; my ex-wife and I had been separated for almost a year prior to her serving me papers. However, I was gullible. I was naïve enough to believe her lies, and idealistic enough to believe I could fix our marriage. I thought she truly wanted to work things out with me, and I believed her. But I was burned and burned badly. So, after my life completely imploded, I turned to Tumblr as a cathartic way to blog my pain away.
However, blogging and tumbling has now become more than a simple act of catharsis: it has become a hobby, a passion, a window into new worlds and perspectives, a way to learn, a way to connect with others.
But to bring it all home, I simply wanted to thank you all for following me. You are all the best.