Well, I Didn't See That Coming!

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  1. JackieP

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    After years of marriage my husband and I have parted. It's been a hellish time but we've parted as we've lived - with love and compassion.

    I've been staying in our wee cottage but my husband is now moving back in and I have had to think of an alternative lifestyle for myself.

    So, I'm going to get in the van and go travelling again - this time solo apart from Dugal the Dug who will be my partner in crime.

    I have a boat booked to the UK from the Island for the 22nd August. It was supposed to be our yearly holiday but I'm going to use it to begin my new life. It's less than five weeks away and there's LOTS to be done so this thread is a heads up to you all that I will be asking lots and lots of questions in order to prepare myself for the adventures ahead.

    I'm upbeat and positive about all of this. Its the only way to be - I'm looking forward not back - as that's not where I'm going anymore.

    So a big hello to you all and hoping you have some words of encouragement for me.
     
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  2. Judge Mental

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    Oh dear...But your right you do sound upbeat...so just try and stay positive. travel a good think, gets you away from home for a while and take your mind of the situation...

    I'm a stress bunny but when I get in the van I leave all that behind, sleep better as well! hopefully it will do the same for you...:)
     
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  3. Clarky

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    What a wonderfully positive attitude to what must have been a traumatic change of lifestyle.
    The very best of luck with your travels and your new adventure in life.

    Richard.
     
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    All the very best - any questions/support just ask away on here; you'll always get an answer from other funsters - often a sensible one. (y)(y)
     
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    well done to you for being prepared to turn such a negative period in your life into the positive start of a new one ! one things for sure, your dog will always remain faithful, never let you down and wont leave the toilet seat up ! GOOD LUCK regards garry
     
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    Good luck on your new lifestyle.
     
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    You have a plan, you are moving forward, good luck hope all goes well. Love your positivity(y)
     
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    Best of luck in this exciting new chapter of your life (y)
     
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    Life is a funny thing. So live it up, drink it down, laugh it out, avoid the bullsh1t, take chances and never have regrets. The new chapter begins, good luck
     
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  10. big bertha

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    All the best for the future from another Jackie P. Brave lady. X(y)
     
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    The very best of luck on your new adventures (y)
     
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    Go for it girl.
    Theres a big ole world out there and loads of adventures and fun to be had.
    :)(y)
     
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    The Best
     
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    Well I was not expecting that when I opened your thread, well done you for getting your head together and making positive plans, any questions as. Has been said just usually someone has an idea, use the forum to it's fullest always something going on. Why not get to one of our rallies and join in, we have quite a lot of single lady's with vans that go to the rally's .

    Keep your plans going they seem like good ones. :Smile:
     
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    You go for it girl. All the best in your new start , onward and upward.

    Sandra
     
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    Good to see your so positive about your new lifestyle path.
    Wishing you the best of luck . Onwards and upwards. Don't look back. Go get em !
    Bx
     
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    You're being positive from the start so hopefully that will set you in good stead. Enjoy your travels (y)
     
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    Good luck.
     
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    Some words of encouragement ? . . . Sounds very much like you dont need any Jackie !, you have got your head around it at the moment and hopefully you will keep it that way, its very traumatic starting out again and certainly not easy,

    Your thoughts will be, for a long time thinking back, thats only natural, but as you have said, be determined to look to the future, there are lots of good times ahead, making new friends, trying out new things, visiting pastures new and places you always meant to visit and never got around to, stretching yourself in terms of adventure on your own and with us funsters there to support and encourage you, as Carol pointed out there a lots of single ladies doing exactly that at almost all MHfun meets, so get yourself amongst them, get out there and enjoy life . . . . you only have one, its to to you to make the most of it !!!!!!,

    All the best,

    Ken.
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    welcome to the forum, go for it and enjoy the rest of your life.
     
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