I’m a firm believer that in life, you win some and you lose some. Everything happens for a reason and things even out in the wash. Okay, that’s probably enough sayings for the time being, but they all have a lot of truth to them. Take it from me, I just had one of the worst days of my life to date and I really believe that it’s happened for a reason.
Let me set the scene for you. I finished work early for the specific reason of going home and surprising my girlfriend who was at home studying for her exams. I was going to ask her to marry me and we were going to spend the rest of our lives together. Well, I ended up walking in on her kissing one of her closest friends who she always told me not to worry about. I fell back and almost leapt out of the house, in a desperate attempt to be anywhere other than there.
I sped away in my car and I could see her following me in her car in the distance. Then something in my rearview mirror caught my eye. Her car had stopped and she had her hazards on. It looked like something was wrong and then she needed an auto repair. Adelaide is a small city and so I decided to take that as an opportunity to drive as far away as possible. The old me would have turned around and come to her rescue, but I couldn’t believe what I had just seen so I had to keep going. I had to get away.
I didn’t even stop to think about whether or not the car mechanic got to her in time. Usually, I would be so concerned about her wellbeing and want to be there for her. But at that moment I was only concerned about my own wellbeing. I just saw the love of my life kissing her best friend. I was a mess.