There is no easy to way to say this so I’m just going to say it. David and I are no longer together. I’ve been dreading the moment when I would have to share this news with my friends and then with the world because saying it “out loud” makes it really real. For the past few weeks, I’ve been agonizingly trying to deal with the split and have been doing my best to occupy my mind and time with distractions. Work has been helpful, running has been helpful, travel has been helpful and the fierce and loving support of a small group of friends in the know have been integral to my survival. At this point, I’m not really ready to get into specifics and I’m really not ready to answer questions publicly. I will say that the decision to end our almost 7 year relationship was not mutual and there are NO third parties involved. I’ve been doing my best to endure but it has not been easy. I know I’ve been a bit M.I.A. on the blog in recent weeks but thankfully, Shannon has been an absolute life saver. I can’t thank her enough. I can’t thank any of my friends enough for their amazing love and support. I don’t really know what else to say right now … I just need to get this information “out there” so that I can get thru the initial “OMG” “WHAT HAPPENED?” stuff from everyone as quickly as possible. I’m certain I’ll be able to share more information here and there at some point because I’ve always shared many personal aspects of my life here on the blog … but I’m nowhere near that point yet. My only request is that folks don’t ask me questions about this break-up right now. Believe me, I understand the desire to know as many deets as possible — I’d want to know, trust me — but this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to endure in my life and it’s a daily struggle just to get thru the day without falling apart right now.
I plan on doing as much work as possible because, as I mentioned above, work has been a very good distraction for me … but my M.I.A.ness may yet occur. I don’t plan on making any reference to this break-up news in any future posts, at least for some time. I hope you’ll indulge my attempts to get lost in the frivolity of gossip fun as I move forward. So … I guess that’s that for now. David and I are dunzo (insert awkward smile here) … and now I soldier on as best I can.0