Friday, June 27, 2008

A New Chapter

Charlie's job has always caused problems in our marriage. He works horrendous hours and as a result our family life suffers.

We are given many opportunities that normal people are not given, but these opportunities do not make us happy. Whilst we certainly embrace these moments, it is the simple things that we miss.

This week Charlie decided he doesn't want to do it anymore. He went to his manager and advised him of where his head was pertaining to his position. His manager, of course, has absolutely freaked, and told Charlie to go home, take the week off and think about it.

Charlie thought about it and handed in his resignation, effective immediately.

There are many reasons why he has made this decision and he has convinced me that he has done it for all the right reasons.

He wants to sit up at night with me and watch TV series that he hasn't had the opportunity to..........because he can.

He wants to lay on the floor and drink red wine with me, listening to CD's..........because he can.

He wants to make love to me in the mornings, like he has done every morning this week..........because he can.

He wants to embrace the future and all it holds for us and our family..........because he can.

He wants to give me the opportunity to become the person that I am destined to be..........because he believes I deserve it.

He wants to step back and allow me to take on my new role with the same agency I have worked with for over 5 years, that involves lengthy periods of International travel..........because he believes I deserve it.

And so our journey continues but it has really only just started. I am sure there will be many twists and turns and rocky paths that we travel, but with no-one watching our journey from afar we are free to take whichever path we choose.

All inroads to our lives are now sealed off from prying eyes. There is no email address known to the mistress that remains active. There is no phone number known to the mistress that remains active. There is no avenue of communication that remains open to the mistress.

I guess it has become a lost opportunity and we are protected now from anything that is thrown our way.

But the new chapter has already started and we are both extremely excited for what lays ahead and we are embracing every opportunity our new life brings.

So it is time to say a final goodbye because I am leaving behind a chapter in my life when I wished the sun didn't come up, but I am so glad that it did.

I have learnt so much during the last two years of my life, and I am a better person for it. I have grown within and take with me valuable lessons about who I am.

And for the second time this year I am hand delivering a goodbye letter sealed in a pretty purple envelope, only this time I will seal it with a kiss.