Erin in a Year

As our country’s birthday approaches, I decided to make this July 4th about me and me alone, as that’s kind of the American way.

It’s been a very strange year, and I’m confused to report that I’m happy to report that soon I’ll be divorced. It’s not what I wanted, but who ever wants it to begin with? I’m ready now. I’m excited to not have to explain that I’m still kinda married when I go on dates, I’m glad to move on, and I look forward to being able to look back in peace.

So, here’s a cool GIF of me throughout this weird period, minus the first few months when I was a giant mess:

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Things are gonna be ok.

Thanks to everyone who has helped and continues to help! Keep up the good work, champion!

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California Stars

It is always so tough to return to the real world after a vacation, especially the first vacation Tara and I have had together since our honeymoon almost four years ago. To make the transition easier, we had steak and champagne last night, but the true test was heading into work today.

After a quiet morning with coffee and a crossword, I got in my car and set off, and the first song that my iPod shuffled out just happened to be this one, which has become “ours.” And suddenly, even though my love was still snug in bed, the day became ours as well.