I put this on the INFP confession thread, and I wanted to blog it here:
Hey, my boyfriend and I broke up.
It's rough because I fell in love with him, and he's the only one that I've ever fallen in love with.
Basically, he didn't have enough time for us. He has a lot going on—he is a single dad, after all! On top of working on his Master's degree, he has the same career I do, which is a very busy one that is sacrificial in some cases. It is possible
[QUOTE=BranchMonkey;41400393]How quickly life gives change-ups.
When we moved to this small town, the first person who befriended us--aside from those who were friendly at the extended stay hotel--was a young woman named Beth.
We saw her now and then when I went to a fast food place to get a chicken salad. She worked there. Always welcoming, lively, upbeat no matter what.
When my husband and I started going to a non-denominational church, beginning with
[QUOTE=BranchMonkey;40736946]The second to last interaction I had with Pickles was taking a whole lot of photos--which I cannot view or share (any) because Internet access disappeared on this old laptop and I had to reinstall Linux Mint 18.1 Mate.
The very last interaction I had with her was to let her have a treat I had stopped giving her over six months ago--it wasn't good for her but it was her favorite: some Crisco on my index finger. She grabbed on with her hands, ate it all
[QUOTE=BranchMonkey;40656730]Noticing and not commenting or even indicating that I see and hear my husband crying as he sweet-talks Pickles.
I asked my friend G--p today on the phone, "Am I doing the right thing, having Pickles put to sleep even though she can still eat and drink..."
G--p is an INTP, and without hesitation she said, "Yes, my biggest regret was not doing it sooner with my cat."
I thanked her because I knew--and I
[QUOTE=BranchMonkey;40656618]1) My husband--nearly 30 years together
2) Nearly 30 months of loving and being needed and appreciated by Pickles
3) My best friend, G--p
4) Life lessons, some are quite painful
5) Shabbat service on Saturdays--the last ones, and the one coming up to help get me through Pickles' passing away.[/QUOTE]