Here is a story about throbbing heartbreak, dissolution, and self-empowerment through blogging and running. Today, Lisa from joins Creative-Guru as a guest writer. She shares her heartbreak and her recovery along the way. Destruction is a word associated with misfortune, but from the ruin a strong new foundation can be built in its place.
Not So Trivial Pursuits
by: Lisa Latebloom
The thing that nearly destroyed me wound up setting me free and allowing me to rebuild my life the way I want it to be. If you’ve ever read my blog posts (latebloomlisa.com) you will learn that in my last relationship my former fiancee broke my heart through betrayal, emotional manipulation and mental cruelty. Needless to say, when someone you love so much hurts you, it’s devastating.
For months following the break up I stewed. I’d given all of myself to this person and he treated me so horribly. To top it off, he moved on super quickly-we’re talking barely three weeks after a 2.5 year relationship before he started seeing his current girlfriend. I felt broken, unwanted, incredibly angry, betrayed, ugly, stupid, thrown away. I moped for a good long while, then I decided to get up and do something.
I started running and found so much strength within myself. I made new friends, saw new places and pushed myself physically in ways I never had before. I gained back a feeling of confidence and being a little more in love with my physique. But the anger I felt towards my ex was threatening my health.
The stress and anger was causing my autoimmune disorder to flare. I couldn’t eat very well and wound up getting stress fractures from pushing too hard in my running. After far too long, I finally decided to focus on me, on making myself feel better mentally and emotionally. I started my blog, and wrote out my feelings, exposed every ugly emotion and thought.
I made friends through blogging and was connected to some truly amazing people who aided me in changing the way I was thinking about myself and the way I was treating myself. I found my inner strength, nurtured my tender little self. I began discovering new ways to take care of myself emotionally, new ways to eat to fuel my body. I began to find new ways to nurture my soul.
Was blogging a miracle cure that solved all of my problems? No, I’m still working on getting to where I want to be. But I’ve made amazing friends, rediscovered my love of writing, found new paths to travel in my life.
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