My Favorite…Thing About 2018…So Far

My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme, we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it…The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive.

Thing About 2018…So Far

Honestly, my favorite thing about 2018 so far is my break-up after almost 4 years with The Man. (This happened at the beginning of March. You can read more about it here.) I do not mean this in a petty way (although…maybe – I’m trying to be honest here). This break-up has given me so many things I would not have had had I still been in that relationship with that person. Here’s what I can think of off the top of my head…


  1. I did not realize how depressed I was with him due to the living and work situations. I never saw him anymore, even on his weekends off. He would sleep until 5-7pm or later. We could never go do anything.
  2. I can go do things! And I don’t feel like I’m going to miss him going off to to work or miss out by not going.
  3. I am so much happier. It is like a huge weight has lifted off me.
  4. I don’t have to spend $400+ in gas and tolls anymore.
  5. I started making my room not temporary.
  6. I bit the bullet and moved out of the “temporary” living situation I was in.
  7. I know have a house all to myself.
  8. I am 15 minutes from work instead of 50.
  9. I have reconnected with Baby. While she still does her typical Eeyore self, she makes a point to come for attention when she wants it. And vice versa.
  10. I run around the house and play with Baby.
  11. I have a fucking office and library!!! SPACE TO WORK!!! I’m not working out of my lap anymore!
  12. I don’t have anyone making side-eyes about what I eat at home or out besides myself.
  13. I still have the pregnancy pillow and sleep like a rock.
  14. Baby gets in bed with me. And loves the pregnancy pillow.
  15. Karma gets you. And I just smile my evil smile and tell my kids, family, and friends.
  16. If I so choose, I can be intimate with someone. Yes, y’all…first time in almost 4 years.
  17. I don’t feel as harried and stressed.
  18. If I don’t want to go anywhere, there are no huffs.
  19. I can go to the grocery store prepared with a list instead of sprung on me – and no more snarky remarks about not knowing what I want.
  20. I can speak up about what I want – when I first feel the need to to the people who need to hear it. I don’t have to keep my mouth shut to avoid blowback.
  21. I have strengthened my relationship with my mom.
  22. I took the plunge and went to see a stylist about the extensions I’ve wanted for over half a year.
  23. I don’t live my life out of a suitcase, praying and hoping I have the right attire or enough underwear.
  24. I can blog and bullet journal freely, any time I want.
  25. I don’t have to live with or deal with a habitual liar.
  26. I don’t have to live with a cheater.
  27. I do not have to live with my affection being pushed away.
  28. Everyone can make Dick jokes.
  29. I can spend as much time as I want with my “crazy, loud” family and not feel bad for anyone else.
  30. I do what I want when I want.


5 thoughts on “My Favorite…Thing About 2018…So Far

  1. I had a thoroughly toxic relationship – the sad thing was, I was married to him and had his children. The biggest regret of my life is that I didn’t leave him sooner! Go you for having the courage to see it through:)

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