Clearly my planets are out of alignment because it has been one seismic life event after another since mid-December.
No doubt, these things cause major stress, but I am doing my best to accept and move forward as best I can.
I've been jobless for two months, but, given the economy, that's not a very long time.
When I was laid off in 2004, the economy was much stronger and it still took me 4 1/2 months to find a job and not even one that I wanted, but one that paid the bills for 2 1/2 months until I found the job I did want.
So, no reason to be discouraged about my job state yet. I continue to send out resumes and hope for the best.
Okay, pneumonia for a month was completely out of the blue.
I almost never get sick, so being incapacitated for so long, including five days in Intensive Care, was daunting.
But, I am probably 97% recovered now so that's behind me.
I've paid my pneumonia dues, so to speak.
When a long time relationship ends unexpectedly, there's not a lot to do about it other than accept and grieve.
That simple statement belies just how devastated I was at being dumped by the person I thought was the love of my life after six years.
I had honestly thought we would grow old together; I loved him that much and thought we had committed to that.
But since you can't make someone love you, I have no choice in this awful situation.
That's where I am right now.
Will I feel differently about it in 6 months or a year or two?
I don't know, but going forward I have to hope that I won't be this sad forever.
Or maybe I will.