Thanks to Rhianna for inviting me to blog today!
I'm a romantic at heart, but after my divorce, love was not one of my favorite subjects. In fact, I spent my first “single” Valentine's Day at a performance of Macbeth! LOL
So eventually the bitterness waned and it was time to dip my toe into the dating pool. With two preteens at home, I had a long list of qualifications for these poor men. And rapidly I started to realize that I may never find Mr. Right.
But meanwhile, I had a wonderful long-distance online friend who was going through something similar. We met in an online writer's group, and when I admitted to the group that my divorce was imminent, this friend emailed me off the loop and became a lifeline to me during a difficult time.
Eventually we met and person, and it felt like all the pieces fell into place. He made me laugh and didn't seem to mind that I can't walk in a straight line and I hate pairing socks. He also wasn't jealous of my writing time. He even encouraged me and believed in my abilities when my own faith in my writing wavered.
It would never work out.
The long distance relationship was too tough on me. The hellos were too short and the goodbyes lasted for weeks.
But something magical happened…
He called me one night and said, “I'm going to quit my job and move.”
I may have choked on my tongue. “What? But what about your job?”
“There will be other jobs. But there is only one you.”
Okay I still get little floaty heart-shaped bubbles over my head when I retell that story, and we've been married now for over 5 years! LOL
We ended up getting married by Elvis in Las Vegas a few months later. Life's too short not to have fun, right? ☺
And I still feel extremely lucky!!! In this huge world, we found each other. You can't ask for more than that…
Lisa Kessler is an avid reader and writer of dark fiction. Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award. Lisa recently signed a 4 book deal with Entangled Publishing to release her Night Series. The first book, Night Walker, is scheduled to be released August 5th.
When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.
Lisa lives in southern California with her incredibly fun husband and two amazing kids.
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