Seriously, as much I think I plan for everything, pretty much randomness ensues. I wonder sometimes how it has been this way but still turned out so well. I am fairly calculating in my actions. I weigh the pros and cons of any drastic action that I feel I need to take, and decide from there. But still, randomness!
The funny thing is, it always seems to work out to my advantage. Don’t get me wrong here you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I’ve gone through some stuff but, ultimately, everything seems to work itself out. Well, maybe it’s more that I find a way to make it work out, the jury is still out on that.
Case and Point:
I am changing the names here, except that Chris’s name is actually Chris, the rest of these are too easy to google who they are and I really don’t want to invade their privacy, so they all get fake names 🙂
After Chris broke up with me (back at FT Hood), I met someone new (Ramon) and we started dating. He happened to be the chief of police of a random small town around Hood.
Ramon lived in Austin officially but kept an apartment near by during the week. He also happened to be an ordained priest of a branch off of Catholicism that is gay affirming.
Through Ramon, I met Drew, an ex priest of the Roman Catholic faith turned realtor. I met Drew only two or three times during the 2 years that Ramon and I were together.
I moved to Austin with Ramon when I got out of the Army. About 6 months after Ramon broke up with me, I started dating a guy named Daryl.
I saw an ad online for a freelance web developer spot. I knew how to build web sites, so I posted for the position.
It just so happened that Drew was the one hiring for it.
Though I didn’t know it before this, Daryl was friends with Drew.
When Daryl broke up with me (after 4 years), I broke off contact with most of my gay friends, well, most of my friends in general. I just needed to sit back and rethink my circle of friends.
I still worked for Drew who, if you haven’t guessed by now is also gay. Randomly one night, he said “hey, let’s all go to Hooters for wings”. As a joke we decided it would be fun to go.
I don’t know if he knew it or not, but it happened to be the night of Gorilla Queer Bar (GQB) and the chosen destination that night was Hooters. Kind of random hey?
And so the next chapter in my life begins. Hooters is where I met my current partner.
This random chain of events filled with horrible break ups that all left me devastated and in some cases homeless and sleeping on the couches of friends, the horrible treatment from the Army, the bouncing from job to job put me on the path to meet my now and forever love.
If it weren’t for all of these absolutely random events in my life, meeting these random people and riding the wave out, there is no possible way that I would ever have been in the place that I am now.
Completely happy. Completely in love. Completely me.
Kind of gives new meaning to the the Rascal Flatts song “God blessed the broken road, that lead me straight to you”.
Ah, life! Gotta Love it!
Until next time, I’m still OUT!