So I guess you could say I am on a mission to simplify my life. I deactivated my Facebook account and deleted all my social media apps off my phone. I have now cut my ex completely out of my life and I have left myself available to my real friends not 300+ acquaintances. Until three years ago I didn’t even participate in social media. It seems like the end of my marriage and moving in by myself changed my entire outlook about social media. I would have never gotten involved with my ex if it hadn’t been for social media. Now is the time to take a break and reevaluate what is important in my life. I think I have been afraid to really let myself be happy for along time. I have been living in the past instead of moving on. I have let my fear of getting hurt cause me to put myself in situations where I always ended up getting hurt. I refuse to accept the past anymore. I want to leave myself open to embrace the future. Life is short and I have spent far too much time loving a man that doesn’t even exist anymore except in my memories. I will always hold on to my fond memories but I refuse to let myself get caught up in them. I have come to realize that I am an independent woman that doesn’t need a man or anyone else to be ok. My kids are already halfway grown and it is time to live my life for me. I will stumble and fall but I know that I will always get back up again because I have God and my faith. I know that I am never alone as long as he is with me. I can accomplish anything with God by my side.