Play me a happy song to prevent the break-up blues
HAVE you ever noticed that you notice things more at certain times?
You buy a new car, all of a sudden you see others exactly like yours everywhere.
Seriously, where were they driving before?
You read a great book and then find out everyone else read it ages ago and already know how great it was.
How did I not know when everyone was reading it?
You have broken up with your fiancé and people you haven't seen for ages ask how the wedding plans are coming along.
How come no-one seemed to ask about it before?
So here I am, Supermum, facing a lot of changes as I pack up my things and move into single parenthood.
But there is one thing I have already noticed; there are so many more things I am noticing.
All the sad songs on the radio for starters.
Come on guys, can't you help a girl out and play happy, cheery tunes?
As I unpack boxes of things gathered over a lifetime I have also noticed I have a lot of stuff I don't really need anymore.
Then there are the things you see around you.
All those happy couples walking along hand in hand.
At least my son, even though he is 11 years old, is still happy to hold my hand on occasion.
Usually only when I make him while crossing a busy street, but that is better than nothing.
The end of a relationship is a time to reflect on where things went wrong.
Some of those things were not noticing things that should have been noticed.
It is easy to look back in hindsight and see what you would do differently, but one thing you will notice from me is I won't give up looking forward.
I've been advised to take time out for myself, spend time with supportive family and friends and not make sudden rash decisions like quitting my job and moving to the Bahamas.
Don't worry, I won't be quitting my job, and I've already moved from one side of town to the other, and that is enough for now.
Instead I'll take more time to do what my name suggests.
Spend quality time with my son… after all, that is a job for Supermum.