After D-Day, did you ever consider getting the hell out of Dodge? Just pulling up stakes and going somewhere with no triggers? Where no one knows your painful story or your FW ex?
For most of us reinvention in new environs isn’t practical. We’ve got sunk costs, leases we can’t break, family we won’t leave, or kids in school. For some, it may not even be desirable. When the bottom falls out of your world and your reality has been messed with, it’s understandable to cling to the familiar.
Our latest Tell Me How You’re Mighty podcast, our guest responded to her husband’s infidelity (and their subsequent divorce) with a road trip. To the other side of the country. To take a job in a field she’d never done. In a part of the world that was foreign to the New England life she’d always led.
Her mantra: “EAT MY SPARKLE DUST!”
No more pick me dance. No more trying to please Mr. Unplease-able. Just new horizons.
We asked her if she looked back, after her ex quickly announced his engagement to Schmoopie on Facebook.
“No. I’m an interesting person and I lead an interesting life. They can follow me.”
Way to be MIGHTY!
If you want to see pictures of Nancy’s roadtrip, follow her on Instagram at candy_for_breakfastt.
Do you have a get the hell out of Dodge story? Tell CN about it in the comments. It’s Tuesday! (Gain a life, no pain day.)
In other podcast news, we’re starting a new segment called “Fuckwit of the Week.” And I need your fuckwits.
Don’t you have plenty of FW tales on this blog, Tracy?
Yes, but I’m looking for timely FW stories. Did your FW do something particularly egregious this week? Is there a FW in the news that you would like to nominate for blithering toxicity? Or did you read some reconciliation nonsense that you want to throw a brick at? Leave us a message! Nominate your FW!
You can leave us a 90-second voicemail here.
We also LOVE your mighty stories too! Candy for breakfast counts as mighty.
Next week, we’ve got Dr. George Simon and coming up in October, Dr. Omar Minwalla. Please follow us on your platform of choice and if you enjoy the podcasts, give us a review. Thanks!