and they're off....
over the course of the last 10 months of my life, it has become increasingly apparent to me that one just NEVER knows what's going to go down in life. i mean, there is always a degree to which it seems reasonable to make assumptions (especially educated ones), but even with that being said, one must always leave the door open for that certain something - or someone - that may come and rearrange the game plan at the 11th hour.
i cannot tell you of the numbers of people i know whose lives seemed firmly placed on a trajectory towards some end and then, when they least expected it, everything shifted. (this includes myself, by the way). people who were well on their way to marriage - or were, in fact, already married - now have no relationship of which to speak. or others who seemed utterly happy with where they were and then up and moved/left jobs/etc. almost without warning. i'm telling you - it's all just nutso.
and so, it is with deep breaths that i look toward a most uncertain (circumstantially, anyway) future and say, without equivocation that all bets are, in fact, off from this point forward. i hereby lay all my preconceived notions down and pledge to STOP making assumptions. it's just really best for everyone concerned to take it one day, one hour, one step at a time. anything else would be just premature.
and besides, knowing what i know about me, sometimes being utterly in the dark is the only way to go. it helps you know exactly what light is when you finally come upon it.