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That’s What She Said: My Life

On life…

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Does anything ever go as “planned”? I am not an actress, an astronaut (astronauts were all the rage in the late 80’s, if you were a kid in the late 80’s you wanted to be an astronaut), or a bigwig at a fancy smancy New York magazine. I had planned on being married one day, having a kid or two, (or in my case three) and being happy. Life is not something you can plan. Life just is. Oh what a ride it is!

Sometimes, two people meet 
Sometimes, those people fall in love, passionately in love, the kind of love that feels intense that burns in your soul, the burn will not go away. 
The heart ignites a dangerous fire
That fire has a name and it’s His
but she’s yours, or is she His? 
It doesn’t matter because that flame has no bearing on your feelings for her.
She has you.
Those white pants, that white shirt, even with two kids in tow
She deserves love
You give love
He doesn’t
You do
She needs YOU

You love her so hard 

You make her your wife

The four of you start a new life
You have a family, you had a struggle, but you made a family with her in the white pants
9 months later you made Her (your sunshine)
She represents fire, love, and passion
She loves fierce too
She looks just like you
You never knew that life would bring you here: holding a baby girl singing songs and holding back tears.


You go on to make a son
he’s hot headed, witty, and cute
You name him after you
Now your family is complete


Life takes you on many twists 
but I cannot understand this…
When did the flame finally blow out?
When did you truly decide to let it all go?
Life has a way of doing this…. i admit. 
I choose to not let the fire out
I will be there
I will always be around
He will call my name and I will be there for him and his kids, my kids, our kids
because we are one… family.
He and I will dance our last dance
on our last day
that one day

The fiery passion is still in my soul
I think You and Her put it there for me….


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18 thoughts on “That’s What She Said: My Life”

  1. This is beautiful! I think I’ve read and re-read it about 5 times now. I love how you were inspired by the quote to write this. I feel like you’re saying that while we sometimes can’t control the twists and turns in our life, we can choose to stay present and cherish the relationships that we have now to continue the ride together. Even if parts of our life aren’t as we planned you have to see the good. I’m probably rambling now but I just really enjoyed how you wrote your post!

    1. Can I be honest here, of course I can, that’s what my place is about, right? I try not to share too much here on my blog, but I’m trying to be more open, so if this seemed somewhat coded it was. I apologize. I only want to protect those who I speak of who don’t have a chance to state their case… but everything I wrote was true. (And no this isn’t completely about me, until the end.) However, the past always has a way of shaping the future…

      So, yes, I guess I’m questioning those who don’t cherish the relationships that at one time was EVERYTHING. I’m also admitting through others I have learned how events shaped me, does that make sense?

    1. HAHA “We Are Family”, I had “Desperado” stuck in my head after re-reading this.
      The people I speak of have certainly taught me tons of love and passion, my takeaway. 🙂

  2. Ha! I don’t think I had any hand in planning my life, that seemed to be left up to fate. Yes I heard of that show, it is with Jerry Seinfeld right? Is it on HBO, if so that is probably why I have not seen it, I don’t have HBO.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

    1. Thank you, Lisa! This was a tough one to share, the words just started to flow out of me, I kept questioning publishing this post. My husband was over my shoulder telling me “hit publish, this is good, this is emotion, this is you”. So, I did, and I hope it’s okay, and I hope those who are mentioned somewhat secretively do not mind. However, the past has a way of shaping us, and we learn from it.
      I’m sure they had a plan, but that plan didn’t work out. I plan on trying my damnedest to make to work on things differently…

    1. Thank you!
      I love the adventure. I’m about to start a new chapter, this should be fun, I hope. 🙂
      And you, you have a new adventure I CANNOT WAIT TO READ ABOUT!

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