05/02/2013 03:41 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Life After Divorce: Woman Takes Aerial Fabric Classes Post-Split (PHOTOS)


Ask anyone who's ever been there: Filing for divorce is a tough, depressing thing to do. You could spend the hours and days after you've filed crying into a big bowl of ice cream, but really, why be sad when you could be awesome instead? (Yes, we just borrowed a phrase from"How I Met Your Mother's" Barney Stinson. He's a wise man.)

Take, for instance, the awesome hobby Redditor SARARARARARARARARA picked up when her marriage ended. "Divorce papers filed yesterday. I felt worthless and decided to accomplish something today," she wrote. She wowed fellow Redditors with pictures of her accomplishment: channeling her inner Cirque du Soleil artiste and learning aerial fabrics -- a "circus art that combines the acrobatics with the artistry of dance and the exhilaration of height," according to the Stanford Athletics site.

Take a look at Sara learning the ropes in the gallery below:

Pretty awesome, right? So was the advice she left in the thread for others going through a tough time: "If you're feeling kind of low and scummy like I have been, try doing something new and fun. It really helps to take your mind off of things."

Head over to HuffPost Healthy Living to learn a little more about aerial fabric classes, then click through the slideshow below for some of the weirdest exercise trends from around the world.

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