I don't have to do things anyone else's way but my own. I don't have to watch shows I hate anymore. I can raise my children how I see fit. I can have more of the bed. I have more money (he hadn't worked in a bit and I was the only one working). And the best part. More room in my tiny house for me and my stuff.
When he first moved in we bought a storage unit for his stuff for our backyard. Now that he's gone I can convert it into my eBay room. I can store my stuff, set up a mannequin for pics, get organized for good. I am excited for the possibilities.
The girls seem to be doing fine with him gone. No bad reactions so far. And I'm doing everything I would normally do. Tonight that meant gymnastics for my princess and spending the night getting 20 goody bags ready for her class for Valentines day. I totally think I can do this! At least today. Take it one day at a time.