Like it or not, for better or for worse, your life has changed. It may not of been of your choosing or perhaps it was but one thing’s for sure, your future is about to change. There is no reason this has to be a bad thing. In fact, it can be a great thing! A clean slate, a fresh start! You’re going to be able to meet new people and explore new ideas. Almost always, divorces create economic strife. The legal fees, the court imposed settlements, they all tend to drain bank accounts. You’re going to need to concentrate harder than ever to rallying your business activities and up your game in the earnings department if you’re going to get through it.
CAN I SUPPLEMENT MY INCOME?
There are plenty of new opportunities for you to consider when it comes to supplementing your income. Some of them can also be fun and you are going to have some extra time to explore them. Fine tuning your social media skills is one point of departure that can conceivably help both your personal life and your business visibility. You can start by looking at what others have done in these forums. Think about how you’d like to be described in your profile. Think about all the things that are important to you and consider elaborating on them.
Almost every week, there are activities that take place in your community that you may have never considered participating in. They’re generally found listed in the local paper and on the various regional Internet billboards like Craigslist. You may have had a hobby before your marriage that got put on hold when you became married. It might be time to revisit that hobby that provided you with joy in the past and can do so again. It is quite remarkable just how technology has advanced so rapidly in the last few years. If you haven’t been staying right on top of it, you may discover some very exciting things that are worthy of your exploration.
Because you’re not encumbered with a wife anymore, you are allowed to start dating again. Depending on your particular circumstances, that can be a very consuming activity. Needless to say, making a rapid commitment right away is probably not a good idea. You should never be in a hurry to potentially make a mistake. If you’ve never kept a diary before, it may be a good time to start. Part of the reason is that it will help you keep the passage of time recorded and that will further help you keep things in perspective as the days, weeks and months pass. Keeping an account of your activities and describing their meaning to you can really help you sort things out when the time comes for you to reflect on your progress at this special time in your life. Whenever possible, you should make an effort to create a savings account and start putting away as much money as you can afford. Even a small amount is better than nothing! You are now responsible for yourself and you have to take good care if you are going to get through this time in good shape.