Back in 2004 I graduated from college. I was young and hopeful and free. I was employed decently and ready to take my place in the adult world. I had plans and aspirations for my life- travel, riches, suitors, elegant and extravagant parties and casual sexual encounters. I NEVER wanted to get married and I NEVER wanted kids. I didn't believe in love and I didn't believe that our selfish humanness would allow us to sacrifice for another person the way it was necessary for marriage to work for all parties. Then the Red Sox beat the Yankees.
I met my future ex-husband (FEX) through a mutual college friend. I thought he was a cool and interesting guy. A guy I would start a band with. A rock band... Not the Partridge Family Band. So we hung out as a group a couple times. We exchanged numbers after a night of dancing and started hanging out alone.
One day we came to the hairbrained idea that we couldn't live without each other. October 2004 we talked about getting married. Maybe we are both psycho but we'd only known each other since August. We got married in February 2005. I know, I know...
So why did I decide to get married to a guy I barely knew...I have no real answer. It felt right I guess. Why did he? The Red Sox beat the Yankees. Really? We're basing major life decisions on a game? A game that was unlikely to have the result it did. Also I mean what if they had lost? And god must have a twisted sense of humor to have Boston come back from being down 3 games to a powerhouse. I guess god also knew that if I didn't marry this guy I'd NEVER marry anyone.
I can see how it happened. We all do it... "If so-and-so wins I'll never call him again" or "if blah blah wins I'll stop smoking". Well guys the law of averages may or may not be in your favor and I'm a firm believer in destiny... God may call your bluff. So hooray for Boston! Great job guys. If anyone placed a "life decision" bet on the game proceed with caution... Look where it got me- a life I NEVER wanted but obviously needed.
I'm a former teacher and former college athlete, currently working in edtech. My mission is to get parents to partner with their child's teacher.