I have been back home for two weeks since my amazing freedom vacation. I highly recommend getting away from your day-to-day life and going to recharge your batteries. One of the best parts of getting away, which I did not plan for, was not being accessible to my old life. What I mean is not so much the people I care about but more getting the calls from people who want to be in the know and find out why I left. It was great to have a break. It let me start my manifesto and sort through my fears and emotions.
This was my third divorce party. A tradition I started when I went through my first divorce with the man I thought I would have a family with and spend the rest of my life with. We had 300+ people at our wedding so I decided that the break-up (after 10+ years) needed to be acknowledged with a vacation and it helped a lot. So this time, when I was divorcing my job, after a 12+ year relationship, I also wanted to make a clean break and get away to reflect.