“To be honest, I can’t remember where I read the quote above but it affected me greatly during my divorce. Although simple, the message gave me hope at a time when I felt like I was mourning a death. I struggled dearly in the beginning: Post-split, I got my own apartment, a car in my own name and I went back to school. I was working three jobs just to pay the bills. I was living with the bare minimum, to say the least, but I wanted to do it by myself from that point on, no matter how hard it was. I wasn’t about to let my ex take credit for any part of my future success. For me, this quote meant hope, peace and happiness would all reenter my life in due time but at that moment, it was OK to be sad.
Eventually, time did heal my wounds and life went on. I put all my energy into my job and began to excel at it. I got my master’s degree, a specialist degree and a bigger, brand new apartment. I feel more fulfilled than I ever have before and that’s all because I can finally take care of myself.” — Ava Griffin
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