Divorce and Brick Dust

  •   |   Meghan Freed

The plan yesterday was to have a new sign installed in Freed Marcroft’s reception area.  Our intrepid signmaker friends spent the holiday weekend trying to get the sign itself finished for us, and yesterday evening — on Labor Day itself — met us in the office to install it.  Brick got drilled into, brackets went up, hammer drills hammered.

And then?  It didn’t fit.

(Or Freed Marcroft’s ceiling is too low, depends on how you look at it.)

We left the dust on the floor and the furniture in the middle of the room and the sign leaning against the wall until this morning when they could return at 6:30 am with the tools to resize it.

But then something happened in the sign folks’ business that prevented them from getting here at 6:30 this morning, so the office remained in upheaval well into business hours.

I share this because a similar thing happens in divorce.  Sure, I’m not talking a literal pile of brick dust and a literal ladder in your reception area, but still.  You see, we often share with clients that the most difficult thing that they will have to do in the course of their divorce is the very first thing they must do — make the decision to move forward.  But that’s not to say that after the decision is made there aren’t  still bumps along the road.  The house didn’t sell when or for the amount you wanted it to, your friends seemed like they are “siding” with your spouse, you and your spouse got your wires crossed on scheduling and someone missed a child’s school recital.

In other words, the sign didn’t fit.

At Freed Marcroft we have had the honor of guiding many people through divorce and can share that, while there will almost inevitably be bumps along the way, you should remain focused on the decision you made to change your life.  Steve Jobs said: “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.  They somehow already know what you truly want to become.”

You are on your way to becoming what you truly want, so shake the (brick) dust off your wings.

Oh, and by the way.  Our sign is up.


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