Definitely, absolutely, without a doubt the first line of Pride and Prejudice! "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife." That sets up the entire novel, and starts an unforgettable journey into the world of Jane Austen, and her heroine, Elizabeth Bennet.
The most major life change I've made in the last five years is definitely moving to Florida and I feel like it was a negative change. I feel like the last two years of my life have been wasted, in a place I can't stand, in a job that is okay, but so far from what I want to do with my life. It's all stagnant, and I think it's time for another major move.
I've always seemed to know that I don't want children. It wasn't that my childhood was horrible, or that I hate kids, I've just never felt the need to have them. It is a decision that is continually challenged by my background because no one in my family has ever made that choice, and my religious background is very fixated on getting married and producing children for the church. I don't know why I decided to not have children, or even when. I just always knew it was not something for me. Even my list of things to accomplish by the time I'm sixty doesn't include having children.
In honor of the anniversary, which is today... I would have to say my all-time favorite romantic movie scene is the last scene of An Affair to Remember. When Cary Grant finally realizes why Deborah Kerr couldn't make it to the Empire State Building, he breaks down and she breaks down. It's so unbelievably heart wrenching and tender. There are two people who love each other more than anything and they think they can't be together. Then, in those last wonderful moments, they come back together and you just know they lived happily ever after...
I have two. The first is Mrs. Nurek from elementary school. She taught me that reading was fun and showed me how passionate I am about it. I have a degree in English and am currently writing my novel because of her.
And the second is Coach Koenings. She absolutely one-hundred percent changed my life and I wouldn't be who I am without knowing her. She is still my favorite person in the entire world and even though it's been over a year since I've seen her, I know that when I do get to see her again, nothing will change. She is my "therapist," my friend and always, my Coach.