Wednesday, May 11, 2005

My wife and I are officially divorced. She has been very nice throughout this entire process, and we came to a settlement about the worth of the company. I may share that here at some point, but right now I don't want to.

The one thing I'll say about divorce is that you have to be very careful with lawyers, they seem to try to instigate problems where none exist. My wife and I came to agreements on how we wanted to split everything, and then the lawyers get involved and try to get in your heads, and make things worse. The legal industry seems like a self-propagating industry, where they stir up problems to extend their own contracts.

With the divorce done, there is this thought rumbling through my head: Why am I still here? This is my wife's hometown, not mine, and while it's a nice enough place to live, I've never really thought of it as "home."

I walked to my favorite bar to have a few drinks. Not a celebration, just a "get hammered" night in an effort to put this behind me. This part of my life feels like a cliche, but it is what it is.

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