…I was standing outside the day care center at my place of employment. It was mid-May and the sun was shining. I was talking to my co-worker about my Horrid Home Situation: the screaming matches, the late-night drives to nowhere, the fact that I was sleeping on the couch. She knew something was up, of course, because she’d observed the change in my demeanor.
She told me a story about an old relationship of hers and how she ended it. And then she sighed and shook her head. “I don’t know…” she began. “Honestly? I think you’ll end up getting divorced. And will suck because you’ll have to separate all your stuff and you’re gonna have to move….”
I nodded. She wasn’t telling me anything my gut hadn’t said a thousand times.
“Really,” she continued. “I’m not trying to be a downer. It’s just that… I think you’re bigger than this. You’re bigger than him. And I think he knows it.”
Her words still echo in my mind as some of the most motivating motivators I heard during That Time Of My Life.