before lift off

these past weeks have read like some kind of pop fiction novel. paranormal appliance malfunctions, sickness, backstabbing, sociopaths, burgeoning doomed romance, legal intrigue, and classic comic relief. think 'hamlet' meets 'sex and the city' meets a wannabe john grisham novel... i mean, *nuts*

i leave for LA in, well, mere hours... and the journey to get to this moment has felt a little like i was running toward the boarding gate while life threw everything it could *think of* at me. crazed 4am phone calls from strangers? check. twice-flooded flat? check. betrayal? check. meeting a reincarnation of my ex? check.

as all this was going on i was reading 'one day' by david nicholls. relatively brilliant compared to most contemporary fiction, yet nonetheless an entertaining and swift read. i'm actually trying to decide where i will weigh in on it in the end - whether i *really* liked it or not. but i came across the below quote in the midst of - well, what turned out to be *not everything* - but in the midst of enough, and thought, for as many times as i feel that i've comforted myself with the notion that "when i look back on all of this i will laugh..." i couldn't agree more with this particular character:

"an amusing story? she didn't want an amusing story, she wants change, a break, not anecdotes. her life has been stuffed with anecdotes, an endless string of the bastards, now she wants something to go right for once. she wants success, or at least the hope of it." - emma (from david nicholl's 'one day')

so here's to me making my flight to LA, antibiotics in-hand, and to it hopefully ushering in a turning of tides.

photograph is my own... a ferris wheel charm my sister gave me for my birthday... may it provide both inspiration and luck!

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