A journal is meant to be used so here I am saying hello. Life has slightly changed for me, but I wouldn’t say for the worse. It’s simply a new life and takes some adjustment though I’m happy to report I’ve emerged from the fog. I feel like a new me is here and elated to have the events of my past 12 months behind me.
In case you’re not fully aware the following events transpired in my life the past 12 months. Job loss, separation, new job, new residence, family death, putting a house on the market, and dating again. I think it’s time I share this with everyone because I once again like who I am. Not that I was in a super dark hole, but there were times when I just didn’t want to share. My friends have been there through the thick and thin lending me their ears and shoulders. What makes me most happy during this process is there have been no visible signs of shared friends taking sides. Sure a few friends may get lost in the shuffle, but I’m proud to report the attrition rate is extremely low.
Here I am, 38, single and a father. Mrs. Lessinges and I are still good friends so don’t fret too much. We chat daily as we both have Baby Singe’s interests and growth at heart. I’d say Baby Singe is doing fairly well with her own new life. We talk often about her new two house lifestyle. There are times, such as yesterday, where she says “dad, I still wish we only had one house“. That’s tough for me to hear, yet I’m thrilled she’s talking about it. I asked her why and she promptly replies “so I can give you and mom both a hug whenever I want“. Sad, yes… but, I’m also very proud of our girl for voicing her concerns.
Selling our house is a big hurdle and hopefully it will move fast, however I’m not terribly optimistic given the state of the housing market. Maintaining a mortgage and rent has been a drain on our finances, which necessitates the sale of the home. Lots of work has been done to make the house look as appealing as possible for potential buyers, so now it’s a waiting game.
Romance! Well, I may have to save that for another post. One needs teasers right? Thanks all who’ve checked in on me offline as well as via other social networking outlets. It’s great to know you all care. You’re the best!