This project is something that's been kicking around in my head for awhile now, and I'm thrilled to be able to get it off the ground.
The title came about on a train ride with a coworker. I began telli
ng the story of my romantic life, which at the time was full of heartbreak, joy and intrigue. I commented that while it certainly wasn't boring, it hadn't quite a fairy tale. Without pause, she replied: "Are you kidding? Your life might not be Happily Ever After....it's more like Eventually Ever After."
My friends have teased me that I'm looking for that "cosmic connection", and they're absolutely right. I've found it many times, and in many forms. Friendship, working relationships, family.....and of course, the romances. I love falling in love. Sure, you make stupid decisions, everyone thinks you're a little nuts and you don't get much else done....but it's SO. MUCH. FUN. The swell that build in your chest. The fluttering in your stomach. The sexual tension you can feel in the air. The endless smiling. It's so easy to understand why "addicted to love" is problem that exists.
Romantically, I've loved four men. All were very different situations. One was my first adult relationship. One was the (figurative) boy next door. One was engaged....to someone else. And one was the man who taught me most of what I know about what being in a relationship means. There were others that came close, but never quite got there.
I'll get to my story. It won't all come at once. It's real, and it's wonderful. There's heartbreak, and tough lessons to be sure, but there's also happiness and self-discovery. My coworker was right. My life IS a fairy tale....eventually, ever after.