Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sliding Doors

I loved the movie "Sliding Doors".  If you haven't seen it, I'd recommend you go and rent it.  I'm not a huge Gweneth Paltrow fan, but this is one movie I thought was so good, I actually bought it.

Probably what I love most about it is the concept of the movie, how the decisions and choices we make alter the course of our future, our life...how the most insignificant choice can have such a profound impact on our life and the direction it goes in.  This of  course works with both the positive and negative choices that we make.

I can think of one such decision I made that changed my life...for the better.

I met Hubby online.  Yep, I did and I'm not embarrassed at all about it.  I think it's actually a great way for people to meet and the stigma that surrounded it years ago has long subsided (I think).  I know a few women who have met their husbands in this way.

I had been doing online dating for a while...long enough to meet some duds and some nice guys, but nothing ever lead anywhere...not where I wanted it to go anyways.

After meeting one nice guy and going on a couple of dates with him, only to find out he had just gotten out of a long-term relationship and really just wanted a playmate, I figured I had had enough of this online dating and I was going to give it a rest.

I had a roommate at the time and I recall mentioning, when I came home after learning this, that I was done...no more internet dating for me.

And then....(get ready for the sliding doors moment) ...

...I decided I'd check my messages ONE. MORE. TIME.

And there was Hubby.

And the rest is history.

It goes without saying (but I'll say it anyways) that had I not checked my messages and, in fact, deleted my account altogether,  I would've never met Hubby and gone on to have my crazy, wonderful boys!  All three of them.  I can't imagine it.  I don't want to imagine it.

That was one of the best decisions I've made in my life...(other than donning the above super-hero mask and putting it on the internet)

I went through that sliding door...

...and life is good.

Your turn:  Do you have a "sliding doors" moment that really changed your life?


Jenn Fox said...

I agree, I love that movie.

My path took the long way around, much the long haired version of Gwen. Eventually I met my guy in the elevator . . . it just took longer than the short haired version. :)

Kimberly said...

That is awesome. It's funny how things work that way.
For me that sliding door moment was when I dragged a very large unresponsive kid from the ER parking lot to our trauma bay.
I ruined my spine forever, I threw away my career as an ER nurse, I suffer from chronic pain. And to thinkk, I was going to call in sick that day.

Mommy Inconsistent said...

Awww, Kimberly, that sucks! Luckily it hasn't changed your sense of humour (love your blog). Sending healing vibes your way.

Mommy Inconsistent said...

I think eventually we all get where we're supposed to be. Thanks for commenting! :)

Robbie K said...

I love this! Now I am thinking of my sliding door moments.

Mommy Inconsistent said...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure most of us have more than one! :)

shellthings said...

I love this story!

There's a lot to Hubs and my story with moments of if this had happened differently or if only THAT, we never would have met.

myleilaland said...

Great story! I moved across country nine years ago and it has changed my life forever.

Mommy Inconsistent said...

Would love to hear the story...I love to hear how people met.

Mommy Inconsistent said...

For the better, I hope. Thanks for visiting! :)

Rach B. said...

That's pretty cool. I don't know if I have a sliding door moment quite like that. I know that the way we got our house was just amazing. We weren't even considering looking at the house, but on a whim we did and we fell in love & are so excited about moving in! It's more complicated than that, but that's the short version!