Facebook just reminded me that five years ago today, I wrote this on my wall:
“But don’t you worry ‘bout a thing.”
…I was echoing lyrics to a Dave Matthews Band song called When the World Ends.
The irony in this is ridiculous because 72 hours after posting it came the annihilation of my 20-year marriage.
At first, I was mad that Facebook threw that tidbit back at me. I don’t need a reminder of my naïveté in the finals hours leading up to Destruction Day. Especially not this weekend. I remember all too vividly how things unfolded, thank you very much.
But a few hours later, I realize maybe there was a serendipitous reason I needed to see that message today.
As the 5th anniversary of that milestone circles around once again, I must remember that while my relationship ended, my world did not. Sometimes, the universe just has to shake you up to wake you up. It may have felt like free-falling at the time, but I’d eventually land on my feet and everything would be okay. Better, in fact.
Five years ago this week, I survived the end of my marriage. And really, I didn’t have to worry ‘bout a thing.