I went out with some girlfriends for lunch today. It felt wonderful to get out of the house; the sun was shining and birds were chirping.
As much as I enjoyed being out, at times, the conversation was painful because one is newly divorced after many years of marriage. She’s out there – in the big, bad dating world. I don’t envy her. This is someone who went from her parents home to her husband’s and who has never been on her own. Never. There’s no rulebook for this.
Coming home, I couldn’t help but think of this old clip about blind dates, and be thankful that I’m not traversing those waters. After all our reassurances that this is the “new normal,” I hope she sees this and I hope she laughs. There’s not been enough laughter of late.
People say life’s too short.
The reality is life is too damn long if you’re miserable.
I’m glad she’s happier now… and finding her new “normal.” It’s not easy.. but it is possible.
And sometimes, it’s funny, too.