All Things Tami
Silly, but fine.
During my divorce and even for some time after I was on my own, I had a difficult time finding things to keep me busy. Many of the hobbies I enjoyed reminded me of my ex-husband or were activities we did together. I struggled to find things to do for myself, hobbies to keep my mind off my situation.
My therapist told me I needed to find things to do that were new, different and maybe even a little uncharacteristic. So, I took his advice and tried new things.
One of these new things was discovering the WWE. Yes, you read that right. WWE, as in World Wresting Entertainment. And I must say, I am hopelessly hooked. I call the WWE my PDD, Post-Divorce Diversion, and it’s something I was a little reluctant to reveal in my book. But my editor talked me into it, and my passion for following wrestling has become my je ne sais quoi, so to speak. Everyone knows about my PDD, and I’m totally fine with it!
I’ve always been a big sports fan. I also love to watch World’s Strongest Man competitions. I think watching the WWE was an easy transition for me. In its most basic form, the WWE is athletes showing off their athletic prowess, with a bit of soap opera in the background.
I’m even more interested in the WWE as a legitimate, billion-dollar business. One where the key players in that legitimate, billion-dollar business are also characters within the stories shown in their shows. This often means some of the wrestlers (Oops, I mean Superstars) get to beat the crap out of their actual bosses – even if it is for show. How many of us wished we could that?
“Try new things.”
Finding something that keeps your mind off of your current situation is very important during a divorce. It will keep you occupied and give you a bit of a reprieve from the awfulness. It may even keep you from doing things you later regret, like driving past the house of one of his girlfriends over and over again.
Get out there and try anything and everything! At first, I signed up for yoga and bought Tai Chi DVDs thinking I needed to be more centered and calm. Eventually, I decided watching guys in spandex trunks throw each other around was more my speed.
The important thing is to realize there is so much going on around you to enjoy, even though you may not feel very joyful right now. Find something that keeps you entertained and make that your new hobby. No matter how much ribbing you may take from people. Being happy again is totally worth the heckling from your friends.
WWE has been my guilty pleasure for just over 4 years now. In fact, tonight the Besties and I will be attending yet another live show at our local arena – Smackdown Live. My besties may tell you my obsession with the WWE is silly, and I’m dragging them with me to the live shows, but I think they like going, too. If only to watch me act like a fool for a couple of hours.
If you can’t think of anything to keep your self occupied, you can always join me in my WWE fandom. It’s on TV Monday nights and Tuesday nights on the cable channel USA. They also have their own streaming service, WWE Network, for just $9.99 a month! And no, I’m not a paid sponsor, but I’ll help expand the WWE Universe. They need more female fans, trust me.
Going to WWE live shows, makes for a great Girls Night Out. Speaking of which, it’s time to don my newest WWE-shirt and head to the show!
Yes! Yes! Yes!
P.S. The photo at the top I’m sure is owned WWE, but used in various locations on the web and I pulled it from there. Please don’t sue me, Mr. McMahon.
A Little Tact, Please
Hey, we all disagree from time to time. But since this is my little universe, I reserve the right to remove comments that are mean-spirited or contain verbal violence. Divorce discussion can get passionate and that’s okay. But let’s keep it classy and help one other instead of hurting one other.