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Living and thriving on my own

For the first time in my 27 years on this planet I am on my own. I don’t count living in a dorm or having a bed in a sorority house as living on my own. I’ve always had someone whether it be my x husband or my parents looking out for me, making sure my bills were paid, and that I had everything I could need or want.
I am living in an apartment for the first time ever. It was an adjustment going from a 3,000 sq ft home to an 850 sq ft apt, but I’m making it work. I’ve come to learn it’s easier to clean, yet if something breaks I have no idea how to fix it. But I’m learning, my friends are showing me the ropes and I think I am a quick study. I’ve even learned how to check my oil too. Quite impressive for me, I’d say.
At first when I got a divorce, I was a fraid of the unknown, I had no plan or a place to land. I just knew I had to break free, no woman deserves to go through what I did. My single life started out a little erough, I still don’t understand the whole situation, nor do I think I ever will. But that situation helped me see a friends true colors, well needless to say I don’t speak to them any more. I haven’t spoken to my FWB in a while either. Oh well such is life, men come and go, some leave an impression on us, others fade like the wind.
I also managed to get sick. Nothing shocks you back into reality like a good health scare. Leave it to the mayo to figure it out and put me back together again. So I am healing and thriving, and thankfully I am still capable of having children. Yay!
I’m slowly easing my way into the dating scenic, I’ve been on a few and I’ve forgotten how much a first date is like a job interview. It’s funny having to say “yes, i am divorced” on a first date. But, hey who isn’t divorced these days right.
Speaking of interviews I am working on my law school applications. An I am super psyched that I do not have to retake the LSAT, I don’t think I could pull a perfect 180 out of my ass again. I am a late bloomer, but I am ready to go now and to show the law community how awesome i am. After all do you know the correlation between abortion and slavery? I do:)
I am excited for what the future has in store for me. Greatful for my true friends who know, love, and push me to become better. I’ve lost a few along the way, but they were only meant to be in my life for a short while. Two gals catering is taking off and my pure romance divas have been a life line of support. So I can honestl say that living on my own isn’t so bad, I am thriving and surviving. Go bear go:)

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About NinjaInTheCity

AmandaJean is a thriving pulmonary embolism & stroke survivor, passionate Paralegal, Advocate, and Blogger who believes she can change the world one person at a time. She is obsessed with the Law, beauty subscription boxes, collecting costume jewelry, visiting flea markets, Ruby Red Squirt and Candy Corn. World Traveler. Serial Volunteer. Lover of Frank Lloyd Wright, Heart Healthy Living, and good wine. Mama to a Muppet like dog. Aunt to @HalfPintNinja

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