I’m 36-about-to-be-37 and I’m in the middle of a divorce after barely six years of marriage. I have a 13-year-old son who is my motivation to keep moving forward.

I was previously a stay-at-home mom for most of my marriage. Now that I’m single again, the task of providing a fresh sense of normalcy for myself and my son requires me to re-enter the world of the employed.

I am now picking up the pieces and trying to assemble a new whole picture of order amidst the physical and emotional chaos. I’m finding my footing with each passing day. And I’m hoping to come out of this experience wiser, better for it and able to love again.

This is the start of the new me!