One of my closest friends got hit in the head by an unidentified falling object last year. Yes, she was walking down the street minding her own business, telling some other New Yorker off as she was walking to work. Everything was normal. It was a day like any other day. Twelve stitches and some antibiotics later they let her go home. We spent a quiet New Years at her house and were in bed by 12:15. I mean, she did have twelve stitches in her head so I couldn't exactly hold it against her.
A month later, we found out she was pregnant. So an unidentified falling object hit her in the head causing open wounds leading to antibiotics which lowered the effectiveness of her birth. Boom. Baby. True Story.
Now, after the initial shock of this life changing realization really hit home, things started strangely falling into place, almost as if this was the plan all along. Not only was her job excited about the news, but they coincidentally had her position open in another state near her family. She got a promotion. Her life has completely changed but she couldn't be happier.
It's just so strange the way that things work out. When my husband I divorced, I honestly thought there was no way I'd ever be myself again. I couldn't imagine a life where we weren't a family, but I couldn't stay in that family either. I didn't know myself as anything other than a Mrs. I also got laid off at my job at MTV the same week we decided to end things. At the time I remember thinking it was unbearable. It was too much. I thought I might break into pieces at any moment. I tried to avoid anyone who might ask me how I was feeling for fear of creating a scene out of Dallas.
But slowly and surely, I got myself back. I got a better job, a better apartment, another dog. I learned to be on my own. I learned to loosen up a little bit and have fun. I made movies, I started writing, I traveled everywhere. I learned to enjoy my life. It sounds so cheesy, but it is true that things happen sometimes the way they are suppose to. Or maybe its just that we are at the core, hopeful positive people, who just like to make lemonade. Either way, our capacity to adapt is really incredible.