This takes me way back to 1987, when my life most definitely changed for the better. Dan and I originally met in 1982 in Oklahoma City, where we both worked for Arthur Andersen & Company. We lived different lives back then, but socialized together in a large group of work friends. It was strictly platonic; however, he did give me a glowing performance evaluation for some work I did for him as a paraprofessional. Then the 1980’s oil and gas bust happened, he left for Florida for a new position, and I eventually divorced and transferred to Washington, DC. He found out through a mutual friend, and she gave him my number. After a series of catching up phone calls with Dan, he invited me down to Florida for our first date. I thought, “Why not? I know him very well already, plus he’s a nice guy and cute, too.” Well, he took me to the Bahamas for our first date – such a surprise! Long story short, we fell in love and knew that we were going to end up together. In fact, now that I think of it we got engaged 35 years ago. One of the best things that ever happened to me!
I have no regrets in my life. I believe that everything happens for a reason, though we may not know it at the time. Our lives are chaotic, we experience heartbreak, we take risks, we give our heart and hope for the best. The journey we go through makes us the person we are. I wouldn’t be the strong person I am today without conquering the challenges I have faced at many points of my life. I am grateful for the love, wisdom and joy that I have come to know in life. That’s all. Just some random thoughts running through my head as I prepare for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Life is such a blessing!
I hope you all have a wonderful, Happy Thanksgiving!
Ecrits Blogophilia Week 20.14 Topic: Topsy Turvy Hard Bonus: Discuss the Butterfly Effect Easy Bonus: Mention a taxi or Uber
Mood: I Believe…. Tears for Fears. As you know, I am definitely inspired by anything in a writing challenge that calls for song titles or lyrics. And I do love Tears for Fears! ❤
Ecrits Blogophilia Week 12.14 Topic: Something in the Air Hard Bonus (2 points): Incorporate a song title by the group Tears for Fears (Secrets, Woman in Chains, Broken, Sketches of Pain, Change) Easy Bonus (1 Point): Use the word “asunder”