Two years gone by

31 Aug

Hmmm. Not sure if anyone will read this post. I’m not sure what any of my readers are up to these days. It’s been a very long time. So long, in fact, that WordPress has kind of changed and I’m not entirely sure how to use it anymore.

As if to prove that point, my screen keeps freezing. But I’ll keep writing anyway. Because that’s what we do.

It’s been two years and 28 days since the Pizza of Doom, dear friends. Is it pathetic that I know that? Probably. But bear with me. I promise, I’ve done you proud.

Two years ago right now I was still a mess. The man I thought I was going to marry had broken my heart. I was about to start a terrifying new job. I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t sleep. A lot of the time, I was struggling just to breathe. I know that sounds ever so dramatic, but the pain was physical. And deep.

A year ago I wasn’t sure that I would ever get over what had happened. I was frustrated by my inability to move on. I was angry and bored, and I felt that life had let me down terribly.

Well, dear buddies, I stand before you today (or write before you, I suppose) a new and very happy woman.

Have I met someone?


I’ve had a few comical dates. I’ve had a bit of a fling with someone. But I feel so detached from the world of relationships that the very concept of having a boyfriend never really crosses my mind.

So here’s what is going on:

  • Work is good. I’ve worked hard, and I’m enjoying it. I’m travelling lots, I’m meeting new people. It’s exciting.
  • I’m exercising. I swim pretty much every morning. I’m doing Kayla Itsines too. OK, I’m only on week 2, but that’s something. I walk about 9 miles a day. And I’m still loving yoga too.
  • I went to Japan on my own for a month. It was incredible. It scared me, and surprised me, and delighted me. It left me unafraid, with an appetite for travel. And sushi.
  • And the biggest news of all – next month I’m moving to New York. I’m transferring with my work and starting over stateside. Am I terrified? Of course I am. But I’ve come to realise that the scariest things usually work out the best in life.

So I wanted to write today, because it is more than two years, just to say that I’m doing fine now. And, if you happen to stumble upon Pizza of Doom because you’re feeling sad and heartbroken and reaching out into cyberspace, then I can promise you that it will get better.

But, remember, nobody else is responsible for your happiness. Just you.

7 Responses to “Two years gone by”

  1. notbatty August 31, 2015 at 8:54 pm #

    Reblogged this on Finding intention and commented:
    Glad to hear all is good with you, PoD. You continue to inspire me, I’m right behind you!
    Good luck in NY – time for new blog perhaps?

  2. Leah September 1, 2015 at 12:29 pm #

    I am so happy for you!!!! Congrats on the job!! If you ever travel to California, give me a ring and I can be your tour guide. 7142720040

  3. luciddream85 September 1, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    I’m so glad to read something from you. I had actually checked this site a few weeks ago hoping I’d missed something. How exciting to be moving to New York! I’m glad you’ll be getting here before the upstate cold really sets in. And I agree with notbatty – it’s going to be time for a New York Blog. All Sex and the City meets Gossip Girl 😀

    • aprileb September 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm #

      Oh Crystal! So nice to hear from you! Definitely time for a new blog. Stay tuned.x

      • luciddream85 December 7, 2015 at 5:13 pm #

        Did you start a new blog yet??? 🙂

  4. Jackie September 1, 2015 at 9:18 pm #

    Congratulations! You deserve this.

  5. jadedwildcat January 21, 2016 at 8:46 pm #

    It has been so LONG since I read anything from you – what a journey you’ve had, April. We miss you. I wonder how things have been going in NYC – such incredibly exciting news to hear about that btw. I’ll check back here to see if ever you post a link to a new blog. Glad to hear things have really turned around ever since the pizza of doom. Xx Happy 2016 and best of luck to you.

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