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  • I'm doing better with this breakup than I ever have before. I guess I've finally come to a place where I love myself enough to continue living while grieving the loss.

    I've surrounded myself with friends and family. I've made a point of joining activities I'll enjoy that will get me out of the house.

    Tonight, when I turned the key to my front door, waving at my sister-in-law and nieces as they drove away, I felt a tightening around my heart and a nervousness in my mind. I could feel the sadness rising within my chest. I didn't want to be alone.

    But I knew it was inevitable. I can't handle the past by pushing it out of my mind in the same way that I can't move on and heal by replaying the details of my lost love over and over in my mind.

    So, tonight I'm doing some vegan baking. There's nothing that a bit of chocolate can't solve. It's the first time I've baked a vegan chocolate cake so there's an exciting energy surrounding this task.

    It may be late, I may be tired, but I know that I won't sleep when I lie down. I don't like the idea of solving my problems with food or mindless television, but I'm also mindful enough tonight to understand that all I need to keep the tears at bay and my heart full of the joys I've received this weekend is some comfort food and a good dose of comedy.

    Tomorrow is another day. This is life tonight. I accept.
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