Today marks the two year anniversary of my divorce. Don’t worry, I’m not keeping track; the reminder came as a calendar event notification that I scheduled last year, while writing my “Dear past self…” blog entry, which ended with: “To be continued on the 21st of March, 2013.” Yeah, thanks for that, past self; I really appreciate it.
So now what? Well, as time has shown, withdrawing from the pursuit of company panned out unexpectedly well: I feel at ease, I’m far more productive, I’m less frustrated, I have a lot more money, and I enjoy more or less complete freedom from, indifference to, and independence from any traditional exponent of social engagement.
At a glance, this might not seem especially healthy, but a dysfunctional lifestyle that works is irrefutably better than a functional one that doesn’t. Ultimately, the key is to dismiss all value from that which–over enough time–proves insurmountable. I only kick myself for taking as long as I have to figure it all out. Needless to say, I won’t be following this up in 2014.