That's wonderful Mon, I'm glad you were able to have that time to talk with your ex and to also get pics of your daughter! You're right, RP is amazing, so are you.
I found myself again. I know, weird, how many times can you find yourself? Makes a person wonder what's wrong that you keep losing yourself.
But, it is what it is. I found myself and my peace.
"stuff" is still going along with the same idiosyncratic issues as before, but now I'm ok with that. Nothing has been "fixed", just my perspective has changed. My perspective was stuck in "half empty glass" mode. After a great conversation with a friend about their life a week ago, I pushed a little harder and regained my "half full glass" perspective.
Thank you to a wonderful friend who hadn't a clue that in venting to me, they were actually helping me regain my own footing!