In addition to celebrating the independence of our nation this week, two other events occurred in my life with liberating effect.
Monday, June 30 was the last day that the former director of the center where I am now the current director was officially on the payroll. Of course, she is still calling to tell me what to do, but it really has very little impact on me these days. (Really, she called this week to suggest several things I ought to be doing during my vacation. No kidding.)
Wednesday, July 2, my ex and I went to court and are now officially divorced. There was a brief moment of breathless sadness and then ... relief. I am proud of how well the two of us handled this ending, sans lawyers or mediators or anyone else. We went through the whole process together, from separation agreement to final stamp of legal approval, and now it is finished and we are still friends. Thanks be to God!
And now, I am off on a vacation with my young one. See you when I get back.