Sometimes when things are falling apart…

Rock bottom It’s not often you read a meme online which actually makes you stop and think.

“Sometimes when things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place.”

Six months ago, my world fell apart when my relationship of almost four years came to an end. It was, at the time, one of the most difficult and destructive periods of my life. For many months, I struggled to cope with day-to-day life, and my mood was zig-zagging all over the place.

Skip forward to November, and a new person enters my life. Immediately we feel a bond, and spent five solid hours on a FaceTime call — not a single moment of awkward silence.

I have found love again, and this time around, things feel very different. There’s a very strong physical and emotional bond. And while things are still difficult — finances are extremely tight living on my own in the most expensive place outside London, I’m actually pretty damn happy. I’ve even been able to stop taking anxiety medication while dealing with some very stressful issues.

I’m a firm believer in everything happens for a reason, and looking back, I can see that the advice was solid. If only I could hop back to last August to tell myself that.

2 thoughts on “Sometimes when things are falling apart…

    • David Claxton Post author

      Hi Mark. I’ve thought about all options, and my intention, with a lot of help from my family, is to buy a house of my own. I’ve had a meeting with a mortgage advisor and it appears to be a viable option — just a case of waiting for the right property to come along. Because I’ll need to obviously action this immediately, I wouldn’t be able to guarantee a minimum term to any other tenant, so I have instead ring-fenced savings to cover the shortfall for a period of time. Thanks for your thoughts though!


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