New Year ✨ and a life in transition 🙃

Jan 01, 2023
A woman at an easel with paintbrush, looking at the viewer, labeled 'me: having fun with a new hobby after my divorce'. Another woman looks at the canvas, labeled,

It’s a New Year, and if you’re reading this, you might be on the divorce journey. Or perhaps you’re an ally to someone who is. As I’ve written about before, I don’t follow New Year’s resolutions in the traditional sense, but I do believe the calendar page turn can be a good push to do something powerful in our lives.

So… how are you doing?

Wherever you are in this process, it’s OK to feel a ridiculous amount of mixed emotions. When I was going through my divorce, I was buoyed by finding or renewing some creativity for myself. I goofed around with watercolor painting, reconnected with old friends, tried swing-dancing.

“It is essential to do things that bring back a sense of self-worth,” says renowned mental health expert Esther Perel, “to surround oneself with love and with friends and activities that give back joy and meaning and identity.”

I hope you are able to find that for yourself, in this New Year, in this time of transition.


Warmly,
Sarah 🖖

PS: If you’re sick of Googling, “how to get divorced,” I got you. I created an online divorce course called Fresh Start. It weaves together advice from extraordinary divorce professionals in the fields of law, finance, and mental health. For less than the cost of 90 minutes with an attorney, and in about a week, you will emerge stronger and better equipped for the next steps in your divorce. Check it out here.

Wrote one student:

Screenshot of email, 'Thank you so much to you for creating PurplCouch, it was a huge help and allowed me to go through the process on my own terms in my own way, able to make decisions from a place of strength based on facts. I am definitely looking forward.'

 

 

🎨 by Rolinda Sharples, "Self-Portrait with Mother," 1814. Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol, UK

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