Tons of ‘New’ this year. Welcome 2012!

Marilyn Monroe quotes and wallpaper

Yes, 2011 was tough. As women, we may ‘feel’ something’s wrong, but we can’t always recognize the terrible truths for what they are. Whether it be a last-ditch effort to deny that our worst nightmares have come true, or a misplaced trust and faith in those around us… we sometimes find it easier to pretend everything’s ok.

I was forced to stop pretending this past summer. It became painfully apparent that my 23 year marriage was over. The process of overcoming the shock, disappointment, pain, self pity, and anger slowly turned into determination, a new realization of what I want, and pride. “Pride” may seem like an odd outcome, but when you sacrifice everything you care most about for something you believe in, well in that case, I feel you should be proud.

Custom made Harley Sportster 1200C Trike with Champion conversion kit

Brunswick Harley made sure I could display my new Sportster 1200C Trike proudly! (Champion Trike conversion kit dealer installed.) Finally working towards getting my OWN motorcycle license, and owning my own Harley-Davidson is only ONE of the new developments in my life. 2011 was a year full of surprises, conflict, heartbreak, and stress. I've vowed to make sure that 2012 is all about healing, re-discovery, and true independence. If you're going to attack life as an adventure, you may as well do it on the back of your dream Harley, right? LOL! >;)


I’m not saying it’s easy. Although I look forward to defining myself as a single mom, I do so while making these huge adjustments to every aspect of my life, and the lives of my 16 year old twins. I was lucky enough to be able to create a full time position with one of my contract clients, managing multi-business social media and web development. While this was nothing short of a miracle, and exactly what I needed to be happy (working in a job doing what I love to do so that I could support an entire household on my own)… my daily routine and lifestyle have changed completely.

It’s been four, almost five months… poetic really, considering that we dated for six months before getting married, and it looks like it will be 6 months by the time the papers are filed.

Again, I’m not saying it’s easy… I guess what I’m saying is that it simply “is”. I believe that everything happens for a reason, and even made a wallpaper for myself with some quotes that help me remember that fact. I’ve shared it below…

Marilyn Monroe quotes and wallpaper

Click above to view full size Marilyn Monroe wallpaper

“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”
~Marilyn Monroe~

I’m lucky enough to have clients (even though I work full time, I’ve kept my remaining design/hosting clients) and friends that are understanding. With my new schedule and work routine, balancing all of the web maintenance for others is a skill I’m working on. Patience is something I’ve grown to appreciate from others lately.

A new look for a new beginningSo, 2012, I greet you with open arms, hope, and determination. I know I will have moments of doubt, fear, and vulnerability… but again, I’m lucky enough to have a few good friends that I can count on to get me back on track. Thanks for that (you know who you are).

Maybe now that I have more time to myself, I’ll find a reason to post here more. Of course, if history is any indication, my next post will probably be welcoming 2013. You know, if the world doesn’t end in December lol.

2 Responses to “Tons of ‘New’ this year. Welcome 2012!”
  1. Fenny says:

    Awww, sweet sweet Ginger, I can only imagine the heart ache and trouble you have been through this past 6 months!!! I take my hat off for you as you seem determined to make life work for yourself and your kids in the changed circumstances. You seem to have used it as a vehicle of growth – and that is nothing short of amazing!

    I love to see your pic, you are such a beautiful lady, inside and out! Let no-one fool you in thinking differently!

    Even though you’d never thought in a million years that this is how you are starting 2012, I believe that you will come out more beautiful, stronger and wiser!

    And for the times when everything sucks, which will still be a while, know that I hug you with all my heart and am proud to know you!!!
    Take care of yourself and your self!!! That is a command 🙂

    Love ‘n hugs

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