LETTING GO... and look­ing ahead

Fol­low­ing her di­vorce, Me­lanie Jones is go­ing to con­cen­trate on her own hap­pi­ness

Good Housekeeping (UK) - - Real Lives -

‘My hus­band and I met when we were in our 20s, but as time passed, we be­came two very dif­fer­ent peo­ple liv­ing to­tally sep­a­rate lives – me run­ning my own PR busi­ness, and him in the po­lice. For a num­ber of years, we drifted, try­ing to cling on to what was left of our re­la­tion­ship for the sake of our three chil­dren. But we both knew things weren’t right and af­ter be­ing sep­a­rated for a num­ber of years, we agreed to di­vorce early last year. Although am­i­ca­ble, the end of my mar­riage still sad­dens me. Letting go was a process; ut­terly drain­ing and full of mem­o­ries. Through­out it all, though, I clung to the knowl­edge that I’d made the right de­ci­sion. I told my­self it was time to fo­cus on my­self once again; to rest, recharge and look to a bright new fu­ture. Life is full of pos­si­bil­i­ties – my time has come to ex­plore them.

I have plans to dis­cover new peo­ple and places, to travel the world and take my chil­dren on ad­ven­tures. I want to ex­pand my busi­ness, and I’m mov­ing house. It would be great to have a new look to add to my fresh start. A change in ap­pear­ance can really boost your mood.’

Me­lanie wears: Shirt, Zara. Trousers, Biba at House of Fraser. Shoes, Zara

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