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Adventures of a Single Girl…

The egg-ony of Easter

on April 13, 2017

When you’re no longer married, or in a relationship, there are occasions throughout the year which sting almost as much as the break up did. We all have times at which we look back fondly on even the worst relationship, and festivities such as Easter and Christmas are perfect examples.

It’s not the gifts which do it, though they could be great memories too. Rather, it’s the traditions, and times shared with someone special that are brought to mind at the first sight of Easter decorations in shops, or the sound of a carol played at Christmas.

It can be really difficult to enjoy these events when all you have is memories. Your new life might not be what you were hoping it would be by now, and thus, it’s very easy to reflect on the past rather than how far we’ve come.

TV, retail, social media and all those we have around us, make it impossible to ignore t13-04-17he blatant truth, that your old life is long gone.

Easter is upon us, and with it comes memories of traditions which were once held so dear, but which are now long gone.

When you’re in a relationship, you always have someone to spend time and go places with. It’s a given.

After that relationship ends, more changes than your facebook relationship status.

Finding someone to do things with can be difficult, and not because there’s something wrong with you. It’s just that now, the people you have in your life are focused on their life, not yours. You need to focus on your life, and sometimes that means not having someone to do things with, or having someone in your life who shares your interests.

When I was married, my husband and I used to go away every Easter. We tried to make the most of the days off work, and spend them together. We liked to go somewhere and explore. Most of the time we went to Adelaide, and hung out in Hahndorf, which is a gorgeous German themed town in the hills. It was as close to a winter Christmas as I ever thought I’d get, but it was at Easter! It was usually frosty and icy, and the whole town was decorated for Easter, We’d rug up and walk through the streets hand in hand to go to the German styled pub for dinner, and watch a footy match over a couple of drinks afterwards. During the days we’d go off to Adelaide to explore. Once, it was so warm we spent the day at the beach- at Easter, can you believe it!

Another time we stayed local and went to Ballarat. That’s a town of a different breed, but lovely and cold for Easter. Plus, I didn’t have to drive or fly interstate for a short break.

Easter’s very different for me since the divorce. I’ve spent a couple of Easters with my family, and last year I was on my own. It was pretty dismal, I have to admit. Friends go away with their partners and family, and there isn’t always room for me in their plans.

But this is a new year, and Easter is about rebirth. So I’m determined to make the most of this lovely long weekend gift, and get out and see some sights, or meet up with friends I haven’t seen in a while. Just because I’m single, doesn’t mean I have to be alone.

Xx Kit

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