Sep 28, 2011

Shana Tova from Denver!

Well, I've made it to bright, sunny, mountainous Denver, Colorado. The air here is fresh and crisp -- I feel like I can breathe for the first time in months. It's sunny and surprisingly hot, but not humid, which is something I always loved about Denver.

I have so many posts to write -- I stayed in the Omaha Jewish community last Shabbat and had an amazing experience, I arrived in Lincoln and the first thing I did was get a haircut, I spent so much quality time with my beautiful nephews Owynn and Oliver, and I schlepped to Denver where I'm spending Rosh Hashana and Shabbat at the home of one of the local rabbis and with old and new local friends who made this trip and transition so easy, so possible (thanks Melissa!).

The next few weeks will hold a lot of morsels of pensive thinking from me, and I hope you'll put up with it as I attempt to transition into normal life again (is there such a thing?). I'm moving into my new apartment on Sunday with absolutely nothing except clothes, some Judaica, and a Brita that I bought while in Lincoln. Luckily, my mattress is coming Monday so I'll stop being sleep-grumpy by then. There will be exploration, thrifting, and shaping my new life, my liberated life.

Will you stay tuned?

I want to thank everyone who has sent emails, texts, or has called to check in on me and share their words of consolation and support. It's so weird that when you get divorced in the Jewish world, the greeting is "Mazal Tov!" and not "I'm so sorry." What a funny world we live in, yes?

So I want to wish everyone a Shana Tova u'metukah and may 5772 be filled with nothing but mazal, brachot, and simchas. All my love to every last one of you!


Kate @ said...


Glad you're settling in. XOXO.

Drew said...

Love your hair! I'd love to end up in CO after all this time in NY. NY definitely makes you appreciate the places with fresh air and nature.

Maya Bery said...

Your beautiful spiky hair is back!

May you have a blessed and joyous new year.

Unknown said...

Seriously, the first thing I do after major life changes is get a haircut; it just seems natural in some way. :)

Melissa S-G said...

Shana Tova friend!

Tyi Baxter said...

Shana Tova Chaviva!

Sophia said...


Totally waiting on a post about what it feels like not to cover again :)

Batya said...

Have a wonderful year, full of good things!!!

Chana said...

"HAIR <3

Totally waiting on a post about what it feels like not to cover again :)--Sophia"

I sincerely hope the dissolution of her marriage is of deeper, more personal significance to Chaviva than this.

David Tzohar said...

It has been a few weeks since I last visited your blog so when I saw your picture in this post I knew that something was wrong. At first I thought that you were wearing a terrific sheitel, Then I looked closer is really your hair!!! It was only then that I read that you are no longer married.
I hope that this year will be a better one for you. A year where b'ezrat Hashem you will find a shidduch hagun. Maybe you will even be part of that very rare mitzvah "machzir grushato" It has been known to happen.
לשנה טובה שנת בריאות אהבה ושלום

IMA2four7 said...

Wishing you a Shanah Tovah!
Love the spikey do and hope you are feeling like yourself!
Take care, dear woman, your blog followers are here for you.

Katers said...

Shana tova, Chaviva. Wishing you all the best in your liberation--very inspiring!

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