And how grateful I was to stand in the eye of a hurricane for four days straight.

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Last month, I took the kids camping by myself for the first time since the divorce. Right now, all of me wishes I was still deep in those peaceful Redwoods with the warm-reaching sunshine on my skin, holding on for dear life to every hour in the hammock with them…


Part Two — And now we’re divorced.

THHWAAACK!!

I slammed the garage door so hard it shook our wedding photos hanging on the wall behind me.

I silently seethed down the hall to our bedroom, where I could blow off some steam.

What!? He wants a break to pursue other relationships, after everything we’ve been through?! Who…


One shoe at a time

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“Your wound is probably not your fault. But your healing is your responsibility.” — Anonymous

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been a people-pleaser.

It probably has something to do with my childhood, but I don’t want to pull at that thread today. My codependency tendencies fully…


I’ll go first; I wish my Ex-Husband were more like Mrs. Doubtfire.

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It’s an eye-opening experience to listen to other women vent about their divorce story and hear how it all went down. After twenty-four years of marriage (and two days after dropping their youngest son off at college), my friend’s Was-band declared,

“I don’t want to do this anymore. I want…


I’m a picker, I’m a grinner, I’m a lover, and I’m a sinner. I play my music in the sun.

Hello! Buongiorno Bellezza! Guten Tag! Buenos Noches!

I can’t think of a better way to introduce myself than to tell you what I’m wearing, the last ten songs I listened to on Spotify, what I had for dinner tonight, and what I did right before I ate that delectable dinner.

  • Bare feet, fitted purple joggers, a soft…


LGBTQIA, TRAUMA, HEALING

You are normal and loveable just the way you are

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Dear Good-Enough-Just -The-Way-You-Are Human,

No, there’s nothing wrong with you. You are normal and loveable just the way you are — do you hear me?

I know your little heart is shaking with fear and shame right now — but fuck ’em. …


WRITING, JOURNALING, LIFE LESSONS

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I had a horrible dream last night.

I don’t remember everything, but in the dream, he broke my heart… and I had never been so happy to wake up from a dream before.

He is in my heart (forever), and my heart is kept by him.

I think we had…


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PHOTOGRAPHY, WRITING, COFFEE

6-Word Photo Story Challenge

My Happy, Sunshine, Thoughtful, Go-To Place.

Here is that spot again where I think about my life, where I want to go, how I want to show up, and who I want to be six months from now. …


You’re the best in da biz, Elle Beau ❇︎!

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“Girls, we run this mutha (yeah)

Girls, we run this mutha (yeah)

Girls, we run this mutha (yeah)

Girls, we run this mutha, girls.” — Beyonce, Run The World (Girls)

Alright, now that I got us all fired up, and this article has been a year in the making —…


OPEN LETTERS

You probably have a micropenis, just sayin’.

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Dear Bachelorette Bully (aka — Micropenis Man),

Alright, I know, cheap shot throwing that ‘micropenis’ shade right off the bat, but I know it got your attention. …

Divina Grey

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