Suddenly this week, my soon to be ex-wife left her position at IU. She didn’t leave for another position, she just left. She had a good paying position in what I always thought of as a prestigious department. In her 13 years at IU, she started as a temp worker then landed a job at the Kelley School of Business in their MBA program, then moving to Informatics and then where she was (which I will not name), then became the VP of the Bloomington Professional Staff Council, which she recently resigned her duties from.
I was very proud of her professionally. She embodied everything I hoped to be in life. I was not jealous, just proud. I was proud to be her husband, and I’m sad to no longer be.
I don’t know how to take this news. I’ve been a flood of emotions about it myself. The only thing I want in my heart is for her to go out and do this thing she’s so hell-bent on doing, and see that guy she left is the same guy she married and upon seeing that, want to come back to me. Of course my mind knows this is more than likely a dream, if I could only get those two organs to speak to each other, I wouldn’t be such a split man right now.
She’s a smart, and strong woman. I know she will get back on her feet quickly, or at least I hope she does.