If you’ve read Book a Week with Jen – the ebook or the blog – you know I kept referencing an essay I was writing about the person who dumped me, an event that was one of the things that lead to me starting the 52 books in 52 weeks project.
Four years later, here it is.
It’s been completely rewritten, revised and rewritten again since I first wrote it, and I obviously updated it, but it’s finally seeing the light of day. I wrote then that, if it were ever published, that “the sh*t would hit the fan.” I don’t think it will now. That great big thing called “time” and “perspective” have changed things, and gave me the space from the actual event to write an essay I felt like I could share.
It’s not pretty, and part of me is still very embarrassed that I let myself get into that situation. But if this essay helps one other person, then it’s worth it.