I am working on an article that I wanted to be exact on, so I started to look back through our family blog, which I started in 2006. I was struck by how different it was from my memory, so I came back here, which tended to be a more honest assessment of where my life was at the time.
I have realized that I tend to try to make things better than they are. Whether that was for my own need or wanting to give my children a better life, I am not sure.
But one thing is for certain, my marriage with my ex was completely exhausting. I have a migraine just from reading about it. (And I NEVER get migraines anymore!!)
I don't often look back, and that is probably a good thing. But it made me both grateful that life is SO different now and angry that I wasted so many years banging my head against the wall.