I'm sure you've heard the phrase before: "Everything happens for a reason."
And generally speaking, I believe that it is a true statement. Whether or not you believe in divine intervention or fate or whatever, sometimes things that at first make no sense come to make perfect sense as the puzzle pieces fall into place.
As you all know, I was fired on a Friday. That next day (Saturday), my sister drags me out to help set up and attend her best friend's third child's 1st birthday party. I get all gussied up, despite the marshmallow-like eyes that come from crying like crazy, and we head out to the Outrigger Canoe Club in Waikiki. We're there not 15 minutes when I get a phone call.
I look at my phone, it's Yoshi. I'm elated.
I answer and he asks where I am. I say that I'm not at home, but I'll be back later. He says he needs me to do something. What is this something, you ask? I asked the same thing, saying that I'll do it when I get back home... He says he needs me to go home IMMEDIATELY. Why? Because he's waiting for me.
And I start shaking. I'm so excited. I hadn't seen him in months and the very next day after being released, he's waiting for me to come home to him and tell him everything that happened. And my sister, being the doll that she is, drove my ass home so that I could be with him.
And I've been able to see him every weekend since.
Not only that, but I was able to attend my friend's father's funeral. I've fenced. I've spent some time doing nothing. Alone. With friends. With Family. With Yoshi.
And all of this would not have been possible if not for the fact that I was released.
Yoshi deploys for Kuwait next week... (apparently, he was in training at Schofield this whole time) and this is supposed to be the last week I can see him. And again, if I were still working, there would have been no way for me to take advantage of all the time I'm being given to spend with him.
So, while it still sucks that I'm jobless, I'm grateful for the respite. It's given me the chance to do something more important... be happy.
P.S. I've decided I'll not seriously look for a real job until Yoshi's left the country. But if you all have any leads, let me know.