Happy New Year everyone. For more then a year now I have hidden something important happening in my life from my extended family, friends and the blog. Sure people have speculated even asked questions but I was just not ready to talk about it.
I ended my 11 year marriage and the journey was a difficult one. I & Sharjeel met when I was 17 & he was 19 but with time rather then growing together we kept growing apart. So after endless counseling, not so easy arguments I decided to walk out. When you are with someone for so long the bond is not so feeble to die just because you end it. Although our divorce like many others was brutal; somehow we individually found a way to cope. There are still many questions, complaints and I think we both are still hurt & bruised but somehow still surviving & even thriving. We have a child together and that bond will always be there. Slowly we are finding a different space for each other as co-parents and maybe even friends. Needles to say it is very much a process.
You might think why am I sharing all this? This journey has been incredibly tough and as I started to open up to close friends and family I realized that so many couples literally live their life at the edge of this decision. When I thought I would be looked down upon so many women asked me how did you do it? how did you find the courage? Are you not scared of being alone forever? Is your daughter happy? and so many more.
I have always tried to be an open & honest person and I want to share my experience to help people either find ways to make their relationship work or find courage to walk away. Our lives are too short & precious to be just living confused & at the edge of a decision. So, I will share my experiences & my joys and my sorrows. How it all started and how I am moving forward in life.
Spoiler Alert: Life is beautiful. I still have my little red dress on with high heels & red lipstick. I am still living, thriving and beaming with the radiant energy thats all around me. I accept the occasional sorrows that sometimes come creeping in. I give them space in my heart too but the true joy definitely has stronger roots in me!
So here is to a new journey in life! Lets see what it brings and I look forward to sharing my story with you.
Embellished Red Dress – ASOS
Over the Knee Boots – Stuart Weitzman
Bag – YSL
Photoraphy 📸 – IG: Anjali Mishra