September 07, 2016

Is It Really That Bad?

We've heard the stories, read the books and we've watched the films; you know, the 'OTT' sob scenes that leave you questioning, can it really be that bad? Then it happens and you realise that, yes - having your heartbroken can be that bad and it actually (no-joke) hurts. So much so, you suddenly find yourself re-enacting every cliche thing you'd ever heard and seen about it, which is okay because at this point you feel pathetically sorry for yourself. Note; totally acceptable.

Eventually, when the red, puffy circles on your face start to resemble eyes again and you actually want to eat (by eat, I mean something other than cereal or chocolate), it becomes clear that the 'worst thing that could ever happen' to you, is also one of the best.

Okay, so anyone currently in heartbreak - stage one, will think I'm talking out of something other than my mouth and that I'm full of sh*t. I'll take that. I once had a certain, albeit temporary dislike for anyone who started a sentence with 'it might not feel like it now' or 'it will get better' too. Looking back now, 'it will get better' is actually a big bloody understatement and here's why...

For the first time in however many years or months, you're not obliged to think about anyone other than yourself - family and close friends being an obvious exception. All the money you once spent on bills and other 'adult stuff' can now go on important things for you *cough* clothes. 

You're no longer refereed to as 'XXXX and XXXX', which also means you can take full credit for the usually brilliant presents you buy people; signing off the card solo. Talking of names - you won't be tempted to shamefully call another human 'bae' ever again.

You can eat a meal with a smug confidence that every piece of food on your plate is yours and that no one is going to eagle eye it until you finish or ask to 'try some'. And a personal 'I don't have to share anymore' favourite; you realise just how big a double bed actually is. You can roll, flip and star fish without fear of an awkwardly placed arm cracking a rib. Your bed is your oyster.

Eventually, the energy that once went into watching the Notebook and listening to Adele's 'Hello' on repeat, turns you into a reformed, career focused monster; CEO? Maybe...

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1 comment:

  1. Good post, love this sharing so much, thank you!