Millie's start to life
Organized by: Millie Scimia
I am a young professional living in one of the most expensive cities in the US. With my family and friends support I have overcome the most difficult year of my life. This past year, I separated from my ex-husband and filed for divorce. Unfortunately, our service men and women do not always receive the help they need - I quickly realized he was no longer the man I married and our relationship was not one either one of us deserved. Like most military couples, we married young and grew up together. After 6+ years as a military spouse, I no longer knew myself as anything other than an Army wife. My entire identity was being a wife, a supporter, a dependent. Leaving was the hardest decision I had to make. I cried and worried constantly, second guessing every choice. Where would I live? How would I cope with a completely new routine? Was I strong enough to deal with the legal and external stressors? Everything I knew would no longer be. One year and countless hours of therapy, teary conversations and pints of Ben and Jerrys later I am surviving on my own but carrying a financial burden. I never thought I'd ask others for help, but if I learned anything during this past year it's that you can not control life and we are stronger than we know. I want to finally start living and stop worrying. I want a fresh start. Your generosity would finally give me piece of mind I've been seeking.