Ex in the City has evolved as I have. At first it was just about divorce and divorce and divorce. Lots of readers, lots of great sharing. Exile was the first healing stage, but as I moved myself through the stages of "ex", explore became the next stage of growth. I love to travel. It has always been my greatest energizing passion but traveling alone is a different experience. Expecially for a women as Tina Turner says "of a certain age" without the need or desire of a man by their side. So, I reached out to a group of writers, offered a small payment and asked for women around the world to submit "EX" rated articles - outlining places for women to go in cities around the world when they were in Exile, Express, Exorcise, Explore or Exhale.
These mini city guides highlighting places from Singapore to Dallas, are written by authors from all around the world and offer ideas for cafes, gardens, hotels and activities for women making that exciting journey from EX to EXtraordinary.
In the articles, the authors provided ideas of where to go as you move from a breakup to a reinvention of a new you. Those in EXile, can learn about parks or secret gardens where women alone are safe and alone. For EXpress, find places that support expression and creativity - art museums, poetry readings or even knitting or kickboxing classes. EXplore guides you to internet cafes that allow pets, pottery classes for women only, dance halls or karaoke bars that don't require a partner, single cruises. Express may lead you to a country dance hall, or a karoake bar and Exhale a spa or special hotel that serves high tea. You get the idea. :-)
The EX-Rated City Guides you will see on www.exinthecity.com are written by incredible women authors from all over the world. It has been my huge pleasure to hear their stories. Talk about grace under pressure. From Singapore to Nashville, the City Guides are not, I repeat NOT singles guides. They are places to go to enjoy being an EX on the road to EXtraordinary~ Today I have the following EX Rated City Guides for:
Amsterdam, Baltimore, Bangalore, Boston, Dallas, Delray Beach, Ft Lauderdale, Honduras Bay Islands, Houston, Indianapolis, Kuauai, Langkawi, Maldives, Montreal, Nashville, New York City, Newport Beach, Orlando, Penang, Pondicherry, Richmond, Sedona, Singapore, Puerta Valleta, Vancouver, Washington, DC.
Some have been featured - many more to come.
So.. if anyone reading is willing to "take on" a city anywhere in the world - and share its secrets with your Ex in the City girlfriends, please send to margaret (at) sixtyandme (dot) com. As I mentioned, there is a small payment offered, but the joy is hopefully in sharing YOUR special city with other women in transition after a sad divorce or breakup. You can also mention and promote your blog, website or other social media channel. So hopefully its a win for everyone.
Life goes on. Thank you for sharing it with us.