You Are Now Exiting Survival Mode

I can pinpoint the exact moment that I transitioned from survival mode to full-on living. It was over a year since my ex disappeared and several months after the legal divorce. I was alone in the woods, about 2 miles into a 6-mile trail run. I came around a bend in the trail and LakeContinue reading “You Are Now Exiting Survival Mode”

Survival School

I’m in survival mode at school right now. And that little prepositional phrase, “at school” is so much more important than its brevity and simplicity suggests. You see, six years ago, that sentence would not have ended with that phrase even though school was the source of the stress. Because survival mode in one areaContinue reading “Survival School”

Rebooting: Are You in Safe Mode?

Divorce is a major reboot of your life.  Control-Alt-Del of all that is familiar.  The process can vary, some may have time to save and safely exit their open files.  For others, applications are subdued with repeated clicks of the “force quit” button.  Divorce causes damage to the system, errors and gaps.  For most ofContinue reading “Rebooting: Are You in Safe Mode?”