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My little boy was only four and a half years old when his father and I separated. It was important to both of us to show civility and cooperation in front of our son, despite the emotional turmoil of the separation. For the first month or two, we moved him back and forth between us, trying to each get enough time with him and also show that we could be respectful of each other’s time with him. Looking back, we had no idea what we were doing. 

I remember sitting in my new residence all by myself (a 1970s townhouse, by-the-way), when all of the sudden panic set in … What the H*&!# had I done?! I had moved out and filed the divorce papers. My mother and sister, who were helping me transition, had gone home to their respective states. Except for having my precious son (on my days), I was on my own.

I am divorced. It’s not easy to say out loud or put it in writing. However, as of January 23, 2013, I became a divorced single mother. How I got there was a culmination of years of unhappiness and unhealthy choices for both of us. You may have found yourself in the same place, or wondering if you should make a choice similar to mine.

Social media has resulted in some of the most used sites on the Internet by young and older people. And no matter which industry you work for, the best way to stay on top of your game and attract the most attention to your program, service, or destination is to become an active member on social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram, for starters. 

Sometimes, I need more hours in a day. Sometimes, I need those hours to get more done; other times, I need them to rebound from a hectic travel schedule. 

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