I started Jlee’s Blog in 2010. I was newly married and expecting. I was truly the happiest I’d been in my life. I loved being married, I was excited to be a mother and I felt like my life was finally becoming what I always imagined it would be.
Sure I had gone through struggles, but with counseling and the support of my partner I felt on top of the world and ready for this new chapter in my life.
My happiness was short-lived when the birth of my daughter brought me challenges I hadn’t expected. There were health issues, and family issues, and marital issues. It was all crashing down. I was drowning. I didn’t know what to do or where to turn.
I filed for divorce.
I was at my lowest point. I was alone and confused. I felt like a failure. I conceded to my own little cocoon of anger and self-pity. And then I had to put myself back together for the sake of my daughter if for no one else.
Coming up on my sixth year as a single mom I’ve felt lonely and frustrated, however I’ve also felt more joy and experienced more happiness than I ever would have expected. I’ve been through the good, the bad, and the ugly.
This blog showcases my journey. My life. Thanks for reading.