Karma? Who knows. 

Funny how people feel it’s necessary to keep a person informed about their ex. 

I got an email the other night from a mutual friend. Truth be told, I’m pretty sure she isn’t really a “friend” but someone who feels the need to produce drama. 

Anyways, her information may or may not be accurate but whatever the case, it’s not really my concern. 

Her email to me was one to basically prove to me that Karma is alive and well and it has found time to deliver its bounty upon my ex. 

Well, let me just say this…. I wish her the best and hope that her luck, financial, career, and love turns around. 

I spent a year full of bitterness and anger at her because of her selfishness. It made me the type of person I would never again want to be. 

Today I am married to the love of my life. We both have careers that we love and are doing exceptionally well at. Julie is fighting her battle with breast cancer and I am standing, faithfully, by her side. We have homes in Illinois and Texas and love the freedom that we have since we reconnected. 

Do I see the irony in the way our situations are now reversed? Yes, but I feel pity for her more than anything. She has never been strong enough to stand up for herself and follow her heart and that will always leave life’s little victories out of reach for her. 

A friend asked me if I had known Julie would develop breast cancer and I might not have much time with her, would I have still chosen a life with her? 

After much thought I answered with a confident, “yes!”

See, I wake up each morning with the knowledge that I am loved, unconditionally. That feeling could never be measured on any scale known to man. It is worth the risk if I’m able to feel this type of love, even if it’s just for one more day. 

My ex will never know that feeling until she learns to give herself completely, to another. So money issues, career issues? They are really just issues. Trusting your own heart? That’s what living is all about! 

***to be completely honest..I still can’t stand her. But, that doesn’t mean I wish her ill. 


I don’t have time for this! 

I have successfully climbed to the upper ranks at my firm. This affords me the opportunity to work from home, I receive a grocery and housing allowance, a company car, a company credit card and all the responsibility that goes along with that. 

Now, anyone who has ever had a company credit card knows that it’s not just a free for all. My charges have to be related to work in some sort and no alcohol can be charged. 

Cool. I can do that. 

Also, I have to submit the actual receipts for each purchase. 

Cool. I can do that too. 

Well, typically I will tape several receipts to just one sheet of paper, scan and send to our accounting department. Up until now this has been fine. Encouraged, in fact. Until today. 

“Please scan and send each receipt individually. It is a bit tedious to go through the various receipts on one page.”

My response?


Since being an accounting intern is so tedious, from now on I will mail you my original receipts in the above documented format. Each individual and separate from the rest. Enjoy.”

Her response was a less demanding, “that’s ok. I’ll just go through them the way you’ve been submitting.”

On a less snarky note..yesterday Julie put up the tree, I put up the lights and we watched football. Life is good!