In December 2010, I was 29 years old turning 30 and my whole world fell apart, everything I had known and trusted was gone. I needed a place to turn, a friend told me I should try blogging since Social Media was such an important part of my world already.
Throughout the next three years I have had some amazing highs and some anxiety-ridden, dark, depressing lows, but I survived – partially because I had this blog, I had this outlet where I could come and write and feel free to express myself in ways that I couldn’t verbally to friends or family. I could make sense of senseless situations. My world now, in August 2013, is completely different then I had expected three years ago, but I think it’s time for a change, I know it’s time for a change. This will be my last blog post on nikilee30.
The chapter of my life I began three years ago is over; it’s come to an end. I am the strongest I have felt in a long time. My endless string of dating disasters is over. I am single and confidant and have no desire to dip into the online dating pool anymore. With medication, relaxation and a great group of friends my anxiety levels are normal, I am no longer spiking, panicking in the middle of the night, I am not waking up at 2:00 am unable to fall back asleep. Things are good, things are peaceful …
*****Waiting for disaster to strike now that I have spoken those words…
No? Okay, we’ll move on.
I have decided to take a step that will bring about new challenges, the biggest choice a woman (or a man) can make. I have decided to become a single parent.
I’ll let that sink in…yes, me, Nikilee30 is going to become a single parent – by choice
Now most of my closest friends and all my family already know this, so it’s not a surprise, but I have kept it “socially” quiet because I wanted to have my first appointment with the fertility clinic before I ended my nikilee30 blog forever. My first appointment was the middle of July.
Now obviously a lot has changed since even then. My father, Edward Kenneth Milway passed away suddenly on July 21st, two days after my first appointment. But I am blessed, because I was able to tell him all about it and watch his eyes light up as his dreams of becoming a “poppy” again were soon to be realized.
But not all dreams come true. My dream of my father holding MY baby in his arms and tearing up as his little girl becomes a mother for the first time are over. But that doesn’t mean my dreams of becoming a mother are over. Far from it. I am more determined than ever to have a child, make my dad’s dream come true. I have had to postpone it – clearly I am in no emotional stand point this month to handle any more responsibilities. But in the next month or two – I will be. As I said earlier, I am stronger and more confident than I ever give myself credit for.
So, I want to take this opportunity to thank a few people (here is my Oscar speech).
It was an honor just to write a blog, let alone have anyone read it. I have always loved to write freely and creatively and had I been more thoughtful at the time I would have majored in English and become a starving writer like many people I know. The fact that I am ending this blog with over 60 followers (95% of whom are not friends or family), is astounding to me. The very idea that someone wants to read words that come out of my head and placed onto the computer humbles me and I truly hope you all follow me on my new blog as I explore the next chapter in my life. That blog address is up and ready for readers and followers: www.doingthingsourway.wordpress.com – yes I am staying with the WordPress family because they have amazing writers and I enjoy being inspired by them to be better myself.
I want to thank my friends who read my blog, who comment, who message me privately to compliment me on what I have written and who haven’t complained (too much) about being written about. I write about you because I love you and you are my life now. ~Edward from Twilight…LOL
To my Aunt S who has loved me since the day I was born, who has supported me, encouraged me and picked me up when I felt like falling – you are my strongest ally, my role-model of what a woman, a mother, should be. Thank you I love you more than you know. I look forward to your comments on my new blog.
To all my ex’s who have been written about – I’m sorry that a part of your life was spread out for all the world to read, I am sorry if I have hurt anyone by writing the truth – my truth at least as I see it. To be fair, I warned you.
Finally, to the girl who was Nikilee30, three years ago…wow – did you ever picture THIS is where you would end up? You are pretty impressive lady. You have taken the good and the bad in stride and even though you have made some messed up choices (dating in the DR what were you thinking?), you have come out happy and ahead of the game…things will be tough in the next couple of years as your learn to live your own life, without your father to guide you, but you are finally at a place where you can totally handle anything! You got this. Keep your head up high and smile through it all and you WILL BE OKAY
My new blog address is www.doingthingsourway.wordpress.com. Please follow me, join me and inspire me as I take on the joys and sorrows of trying to become pregnant (more details are on that blog).