So, I was thinking, why mess with a winning formula? If you’ve been around for, say more than two months or so, you probably know what’s coming so you might want to skip down a bit. Here’s the jist of me, at the moment anyway (there’s some more background above under the Great Escape tab, if you’re interested):
Girl with issues meets Boy. Girl and Boy marry. Girl always knows they have problems (but, really, who doesn’t?), but does not realize the depth of said problems. Along comes the evil Infertility and Girl experiences great amount of pain. Girl is no longer able to keep juggling all balls in the air to keep Boy happy. Girl gets therapy and starts to get healthier. As Girl gets healthier, relationship goes down the tubes and Boy gets more and more emotionally abusive. In Spring of ‘09, Girl gets a clue and gets out of Dodge, with the fabulous Miss Famous in tow. Boy goes even more demented than before and does many crazy things, presumably to hurt Girl. In September of ‘09, Girl gets job in a nearby city and is able to move out of parents’ house (hallelujah!). The change is welcome, but Girl still has a long road of healing ahead. The most current drama finds girl dealing with boy’s assholery surrounding the impending divorce mediation (argh). Girl has wonderful friends, both in the real and electronic worlds and is regretful only that she did not leave Boy sooner.
So, I have a question for you, all you ICLWers out there. IF is no longer the driving force in my life, but it does have a great impact on the way I see the world (and on the way things have turned out for me). Babymaking is not in the immediate plans for the future, nor is adopting, nor even looking into to any family building options. My question has to do with Mel’s blogroll. I have a feeling that I am in the wrong category. I am currently in General IF, but since I rarely talk about IF other than tangentially, that just doesn’t seem to be the right one. I have a little poll below to get your opinion on what might be a better category for me, or if you think I should stay put. So, what do you think?
ETA: OK, so the poll may not be working…I think it’s a problem with the program–it was functioning yesterday. Hmmm. Anyways, the categories to choose between are: General IF, Non-IF but Written by IFers (in Misc), and No Longer Trying or On a Break (in Misc)
You can put your answer in the comments–not as much fun as the poll, but maybe it will start working soon.