It’s been less than 2 minutes, and I still feel like I need to write (get out) my feelings about Ashley possibly being gone… I don’t know for sure, but I am pretty sure she has moved, and I am going to accept the worst. Her mother’s “welcome” mat is still outside and her plants, but the porch looks more empty, and the plants are scattered and thrown about and the padlock on the outside storage isn’t latched shut (you can see it when you walk by).
I am really sad, and I don’t know what to think or what to do with myself. I had hopes, and I was hoping to spot one another at the pool this summer. I was ready to start all over. I moved back here, coincidentally moved into the same apartment complex (we got a good deal, that’s why – and I suppose on some subconscious level it was also to attempt to “resolve” things), and now she’s leaving? …or has left?
I just don’t get it. Life tortures me enough with seeing her (Erin and I saw her for like 3 times) and then takes her away… another loss in my life. I am so tired of losses. I just got into an accident a week ago. That was a loss… Erin and I hit a deer. Our car was damaged. Then our selling accounts got hacked and because they were hacked, we lost our selling privileges.
To make a long story short, life just sucks right now. I am trying to keep my spirits up, but I don’t know how to handle this… and it’s like nothing around me, literally, in my apt, matters or could take away this pain that I feel… I feel sick… to my stomach. As if it wasn’t bad enough that I heard through the grapevine that Ash moved to Chicago, but now her mother is entirely gone out of our apartment complex? I guess I will officially find out tomorrow, or at least I will try. I’m going to call the apt. complex and find out if that apartment is vacant. Do I want to know?
I honestly think a part of me came to Lafayette (moved back) to try to resolve unresolved wounds with Ashley… and with my family, but that’s another story. Now I am back here, and I am really trying to keep a positive mindset, but I am hurting by relationships… I feel a lot of pain surrounding and dealing with my relationships. Things just aren’t working out… we aren’t choosing the right kinds of people to hang out with, and it’s very difficult to figure out where to meet like-minded people.
I am frustrated and am regretting not putting a note on Ashley’s car…. maybe she was waiting for it. Either way, she would have appreciated it, despite the fact that she is consciously pushing me away. “Shake it off,” by Florence and the Machine – go listen to it… it explains it. Ash could sing it to or about me. Who would have thought?
Ash’s mom has lived here for years… literally years. And she’s gone (At least I think she is). I just don’t get it. 2003- now. We move in and now she leaves. Maybe Ash really doesn’t want to see me… why and what did I do that was so bad that she would, literally out of nowhere, just cut me off? Goyte- “Somebody I used to know.” Google that one, too. Am I not supposed to love? Is Ash’s mom getting married? Maybe she moved in with him, and/or they got a house together?
I just don’t get it… and I hate, with a passion, change. I think I need support right now… like a lot… emotional. I would try and go back to Alanon meetings because there is a lot of emotional support offered there, but it’s different… it’s about grieving the loss of your partner, friend, family member, etc. drinking. It’s not about love/hurt/general grief.
So I don’t know… what to say or do anymore. I seriously feel a hole inside of me from this grief I’m feeling. I really don’t want to get all down, but I officially don’t know how to “shake” this. I think I want to take a walk tonight and see (hope) if she maybe moved to another building… I know that when we first moved here I was told by Crystal that she moved building (and she did), so maybe she moved again… although I think that’s wishful thinking.
I know I am thinking the worse and not having much faith, but I just need to sit on this. I honestly probably just need to be alone. Music… camping… all the things that mattered… like really mattered, at this moment in time, do not seem to matter. And as I said in my last entry, I just purchased a new vehicle today, a vehicle actually made for camping and fun, and it just doesn’t seem to matter what-so-ever compared to how I feel right now.
I just don’t feel like I have a lot of support right now. Literally, my family does not support me in any way. My biological father won’t even talk to me he’s so self-absorbed… my mother (technically my aunt) is just nuts… she freaks out about the smallest stuff and is so image-focused you’d never guess a single thing is wrong. Did I say “perfectionist,” too? She has my sister (and brother now) wrapped around her finger. She’s is so utterly dependent on my step father that she won’t leave him because she fears she won’t make it on her own because she married young and didn’t go to college – housewife in that day and age.
Anyway, I don’t know… I am just feeling uninspired right now and frustrated. I guess I am going to have to rely on my Higher Power. I am going to have to re-frame/refocus my thinking. This is a HUGE setback.
I am going to go now, and I will probably (most likely) write again since I am so bothered. I also probably won’t be very talkative tonight in person. I just want to go for a walk now. I need to clear my mind, but if I begin/continue to feel these feelings I don’t know what I am going to do. I don’t exactly have a “circle” of support out here.