Memoirs of a Nobody by Jane Doe Chapter 4
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I tried very hard to shake my pessimistic trait and optimistically set out to prove the famous adage true~~~~~~~that opposites attract. Since I was a nobody, I was bound to attract a somebody. I am living proof that the adage is not always correct. I did get married, but to another nobody. We were like two peas in a pod but unlike many other peas, we couldn’t even spur the interest of the Jolly Green Giant. I began to understand how Charlie the Tuna must feel.
My marriage was, of course, mediocre, continuing in my usual pattern. However, it did produce three beautiful daughters and for a short time I was a somebody. I was a mother!! The feeling of being somebody in the position was short lived as they soon grew out of babyhood, found outside interests and I became merely a part of the household furnishings, taken for granted much the same as the TV or the refrigerator full of food.
I became a statistic when my marriage ended in divorce. It was being done all the time so there was nothing unusual in that except for the shock of finding myself a single nobody instead of one in a pair. It was back to work for me and now with a family to support.
The rut I had carved our for my life to be in began to give me a caged in feeling. It was deepening each day and I felt myself on the brink of a cave-in. It was time to make a move. Not only up and out of my rut, but 1800 miles across country.
I loaded up the car with the bare necessities, filled my heart with dreams and headed for Arizona. I was tired of the Midwest, with its rain, cold and snow. Phoenix was hot and dry; they hadn’t had rain in 120 days. This determined my choice of destination.
To be continues.... Final chapter to follow!