Oh the Horror!

Dear readers,

It started at the age of 30. I secured my freedom on the road to becoming self-sufficient. The delicious thrill of being on my own, living, thinking and having time for me.

Rewind……….

I was married at the age of 24. The first two years was stella. The last four years were like scenes from Dante’s Inferno. At the age of 30 with the help of my family and friends I escaped.

Fast-forward…….

Twenty three years later, four degrees, one self-published novel, three successful seasons singing first Soprano with the New York City Downtown Chorus, and a supporting role in the Christian play “Oh Lord Why did I get Married?”

Hooray you say job well done.

So, why do I feel like a failure? Years of working three-part time jobs to pay for college and to keep a roof over my head. The end results I haven’t gotten that high paying dream career I worked so diligently to have.

I thought at this stage I would have a better partner to settle into a long-term loving relationship. Another pipe dream lost. The final blow I live in a state (New York City) where the landlord’s greed rules and even though everyone’s money is the color of green, if a person is white and can pay higher rent they are privileged to live in the best neighborhoods.

I am faced with making the choice of sharing an apartment after living in my own space for twenty-three years. I ask myself over and over, How can I co-habitate with a stranger? I am a clean freak, who likes a quite home, a peaceful home is important for me to keep my sanity.

OMG. The fear of seeing someone’s boyfriend coming out of the bathroom in his underwear. Someone eating my food or secretly going through my belongings. The real estate market is such that living on one’s own would require working a tremendous number of hours to cover the rent alone.

Today, I had an appointment at a roommate finders’ agency, the realtor asked me” what am I willing to give up  to acquire a place where I can have all my belongings with me, and to make a fresh start.”

At this present moment, I don’t know how to answer that question.

What say you?

 

 

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3 comments

  1. ladycee

    What say I? That I hear you and feel for you. I can only offer you my compassion and a challenge. You may think it is cliche, you may feel it’s not what you want to hear but how about giving God a challenge? His Word says he is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, infinitely beyond our highest hopes and dreams.
    Whilst you are doing what you can do, give him and yourself a faith project to find you a suitable home. Ask him to cause everything you’ve gone through to work together for your benefit and advantage. After all, you have nothing to lose and who knows with God on the case, what you may gain?
    Love and best wishes.💖

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    • Dragthepen

      I agree with your 100 percent. I am going away on a church reconciliation retreat. I am at my end and have to surrender all to God. Thank you for your words of wisdom, love and best wishes. day by day I am feeling better.

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