The bitches are back!
What can I say? Divorce looks good on me! When Michael and I split, we sold our house, and I actually found a new place right down the street. I refuse to leave the beach. I love it too much, and I didn't want Jolie to have to adjust to a new neighborhood. She's coping really well with everything that's gone on, and I couldn't be more proud of her maturity. We raised a good kid!
Since I began going through my divorce, I have felt truly liberated and like a much happier, more positive version of myself. Every breakup has its ugly side, and I understand the pain Shannon is experiencing. Divorce is hard! It's expensive and oftentimes people do and say ugly things. When you've been with someone for a long time, it's easy to get stuck and allow that relationship to define you. We wrap so much of who we are in the context of our families. I just think that life is short, and it's important to keep moving forward. I think it's the best thing for the kids to be around happy parents, and sometimes you're just happier when you go your separate ways.
I can't wait to see what the future brings, and I am excited for Shannon too! I think she may have a whole new era of self-discovery coming her way, and she'll see it in time. Everyone moves at their own pace. I, for one, am loving being able to date and flirt with new guys. It's like a whole new world has opened itself up for the taking!
When I invited the ladies to the ropes course, I was really hoping it would bring us together and repair some of the trust that had been broken in this group. I had no idea it was going to be like a sequel to Cliffhanger. Whoops! At one point, I wondered if Shannon and Vicki would make it out alive. The ironic thing is that because it was actually so terrifying, it really did have the desired outcome I was hoping for.
It felt like such a relief to establish a new trust with the women and kick off the season on a positive note. If only things could stay that way... Just like Shannon Beador tethered to a zip line, you'll be surprised how fast trust between friends can plummet off of a ledge.
...More on that next week!