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InnerLight posted 6/1/2013 18:11 PM

A weird combo!!! And I feel odd.

I am getting media attention for a retreat I am putting on. A couple minutes on abc affiliate, then an NPR interview Monday - regional program, and a foxnews affiliate Tuesday. It's really exciting for me even if I don't know if it will have any affect on my business. It's nice to get recognition.

Tomorrow is the 5 yr since DDay mark. I was so tense/excited about the TV spot today and now it's done and my energy is sinking down from fatigue and I'm worried I will dive into feeling sad about the way x ended our M. Cried on the drive home and I will end up alone a good portion of tomorrow.

Hate mentioning this as I feel like such a sad sack! It's ridiculous. I should be celebrating my moment of fame.

I am open to all hugs this weekend. Could really use an SI embrace.


SBB posted 6/1/2013 18:33 PM


I have a feeling that in the future DD is going to morph into a milestone of something great.

It looks to me like the universe is doing that for you right now.

fallingquickly posted 6/1/2013 21:49 PM

(((( InnerLight))))

gma56 posted 6/1/2013 22:25 PM

I also think this going to redefine your dday in a very good way ! Congrats !!! Very cool !
The bad is dday but look what you are doing with your business and life !!!

I hate the being alone all the time and no one to share life's victories with but you never know where blessings will show up in our lives. You are on a positive roll !

SisterMilkshake posted 6/1/2013 22:34 PM

Congrats and how exciting for you, Inner Light. That is so cool. Look how far you have come in 5 years, did you ever think? Truly a NB. ((((InnerLight))))

I feel like such a sad sack! It's ridiculous.
Not really, we all understand here. The bittersweet. Be kind to yourself.

nowiknow23 posted 6/1/2013 22:40 PM


FaithFool posted 6/1/2013 22:45 PM

As a fellow member of the Class of 2008 I say SQUEEE for the publicity you are getting and BOO for the negative emotions.

Refuse to let that drown out your squee.

This is the year we say enough already. Coming up on mine and I have no plans for the first time since it all went down.

It's going to be fine.

Hope24 posted 6/2/2013 06:09 AM


Embrace your success!

cmego posted 6/2/2013 07:45 AM


It sounds like an amazing opportunity for your business, though

nutmegkitty posted 6/2/2013 08:05 AM


Sending you peace...

cayc posted 6/2/2013 08:06 AM


fadedrainbow posted 6/2/2013 09:06 AM

Congratulations IL, I hope the retreat goes well. I understand how you feel, I still cry and I am 8 years out from a May Dday. I hope you are feeling better today. ((((Inner Light))))

InnerLight posted 6/2/2013 15:26 PM

Thanks everyone. I so appreciate your companionship. You guys get this.

As a fellow member of the Class of 2008 I say SQUEEE for the publicity you are getting and BOO for the negative emotions.

Refuse to let that drown out your squee.

This is the right attitude and I'm doing my best.

I understand how you feel, I still cry and I am 8 years out from a May Dday.

8 years! OK that puts my crying after 5 yrs in perspective.

I am having my moments especially since I am alone all day out in the boondocks. Haven't gotten dressed yet and it's 1:24pm, still in my jammies as I feel really tired. A few crying attacks. No more than a minute, and no more than 3 so far.

I guess I am too busy prepping for my NPR interview on Monday and my FOX news appearance on Tuesday.

gma56 posted 6/2/2013 15:35 PM

Busy is good ! PJs on a Sunday is better.

One thing we do learn during the infidelity/divorce process is not shove issues or emotions to the side. They will be's just a bump today.

I'm so excited for your interview and appearance. That is a huge squee !
Can't wait to hear how it went this week ! We all know what it takes to get to this level of NB. You are going to do great !

newnormal posted 6/2/2013 15:36 PM

Impressive! Rock on!
<<<raises a glass and celebrating with you

NaiveAgain posted 6/2/2013 18:35 PM

((((InnerLight))) and Congrats! How exciting! And of course you are worn out, emotionally AND physically. Doing a TV spot, while incredibly exciting and motivating, is also very stressful. You are mostly dealing with the after-effects of all the stress leading up to your performance.

Same thing happened to me after I gave my valedictorian speech. I had stressed about it for a few weeks, and it went great (I was even congratulated, twice, by a U.S. Senator), and you would think I would be uber-excited and pumped up afterwards, but honestly, I just got sick (a visit to the hospital for a UTI).

Even good stress is still stress, and with something as big as you just accomplished, take some well-deserved time off to relax, recuperate, and then bask in the glow of your success here. And also, we are more prone to flashbacks and sad memories (like with your X) when we are stressed. So allow the tears from that, and then focus on the positive, because that is really awesome!

idkam posted 6/3/2013 13:38 PM

IL i'm so prou of you, congrats!!!

Sidenote; i never think about my DD and its been 5 yrs are so... Lol!!

fraeuken posted 6/3/2013 13:49 PM

Congratulations. Celebrate your success!

Confused1829 posted 6/3/2013 15:14 PM

Good for you!!

I am sure it feels odd at times (as it does anytime we hit DDay) but look at how far you have come.

You should be very proud - congratulations!! Use this time to pat yourself on the back and recognize how awesome you are!

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