It's been over two months. I feel like breaking up with this guy was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself, and newly 30, I feel like I've figured out exactly what I want in a relationship and for now that is no relationship at all. I dated all through my twenties panicking about fertility and looking for someone to start a "real" life with. Good thing all the while I was getting a law degree, making friends and moving my career forward, so I don't see it as wasted time. I learned a lot.

Besides the occasional "I wish you'd come back and grovel and look like an idiot and admit how selfish you are" fantasy that I keep to myself and my sister, I am doing pretty well, just lonely. Reconnecting with old friends and making new ones is a slow process. You guys have been an enormous help. I'm looking forward to some things over the next couple of months - signings by authors I like, joining 2 book clubs, another writing class. Then the days will get longer and spring will come and I'll be able to take my dog around town without freezing our asses off.

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Thanks, GT. You're amazing. I seriously, seriously, seriously do not know how I could have gotten through a breakup only a few days before my 30th birthday without your support.