Everything’s Fine and Completely Normal

Hi! It’s been a while. Life’s been pretty hectic since we last spoke in August. It turns out that I didn’t actually have any time to tell you about my various stories from campaigns that I’ve been involved with.

It’s okay though! None of that matters because we’re 5 months down the road and politics doesn’t have that awful hanging in the balance feel anymore. Nowadays, it’s all about the dreaded Coronavirus. I’m not going to linger on it, but I was at the supermarket earlier on and there was no toilet roll, kitchen paper, hand sanitizer or tissues. Or baked beans. Or most canned food. It feels like everyone has lost the minds.

Anyway, I found something out this weekend that has diverted my attention and given me pause for thought. And yes, it involves a virus that moves from person to person, doesn’t quite kill you off but wreaks havoc on you and those around you: my ex-husband has remarried.

It’s none of my business and they can crack on with it. I’m not going to comment on something that I don’t know about (which I think is a big thing, because everyone knows that I love to have an opinion).

But it got me thinking. How should I feel about this? Because I’ve been in a bit of a state of shock. Maybe because it’s happened so quickly since the divorce came through – it’s only been 6 months since it was granted.

When a breakup occurs, people go their separate ways. I was thinking about this as I ordered a McDonalds breakfast on UberEats this morning (classy, I know). One day you think you’ve got everything sewn up forever, and the next day you’re on the sofa ordering 2 hash browns and something that resembles a bacon roll.

What I’ve taught myself in the last 24 hours is that you shouldn’t compare your life with anyone else’s. The only person you need to compete against is yourself. So yes, my ex may be on his second marriage before the age of 30, but to be honest, I’m pretty content with where I am in my life. I have my own apartment, my own life and I can see the people I want to see and do the things I want to do without having to answer to anyone. It’s taken me a while to get here and there have been ups and downs, but it’s good at the moment.

And if there’s one thing I’ve really learnt, it’s very easy to get married. It’s a whole other story trying to get divorced. So what’s the point in rushing into anything?

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