Yesterday was plain awful

Annie was one of my favourite musicals as a child.  I knew it word for word, had the soundtrack and sang and danced my way around the house (often, I’m sure, annoying my Mother).

Yesterday I had some bad news.  Before Christmas I had applied for an apartment to rent (in Sydney, the rental market is pretty tough, if you’re a single female with a large dog and limited budget, it’s even tougher).  I was hoping for good news.  I found out, by looking on the real estate agent’s website that they had leased the apartment to someone else.  No email or phone call to let me know.  Nothing.  This follows them calling my manager to ask details about my salary and to confirm my job was secure.  Details I don’t really want to give to just anyone.  They received the best reference in the world and still, they gave the house to someone else.  It made me angry (that they hadn’t bothered to contact me).  Then it made me sad.

Today’s #fmsphotoaday is “heart”.  When I heard the news that I didn’t have ‘my’ house, my heart broke a little bit. 

One black, one red.  One bad, one good?

One black, one red. One bad, one good?

But then, I remembered two things:

  1. This is my year.  I will not let these things get to me.
  2. As Annie and Daddy Warbucks sing in the final song, “Yesterday was plain awful, you can say that again.  Yesterday was plain awful, but that’s, not now, that’s then.”

Then, just when I was feeling better I read about someone else who was suffering from a broken heart. A heart far more broken than mine. After reading Cilla and Jessie’s story, I held my own fourteen year old puppy a little closer and said a little prayer for Cilla’s owner, Jodie and companion Jessie.

Here’s to 2013 bringing some better news (and a bit of luck) our way.  Our paths may be stormy but there must be sunshine ahead.

Don't confuse your path with your destination.  Just because it's stormy now doesn't mean that you aren't headed for sunshine.

Don’t confuse your path with your destination. Just because it’s stormy now doesn’t mean that you aren’t headed for sunshine.

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5 thoughts on “Yesterday was plain awful

  1. I feel your pain re renting in Sydney – when you are a single mother of a toddler and 2 big dogs and they put your rent up to something almost unmanageable, you whisper a sad goodbye to one of your only remaining treats and wonder how much you can really save by giving up your one skinny latte a day. Here’s to 2013 being an amazing year for us both (and our loves)! x

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  3. I just came over from Bumpy Road to Bubba and completely relate to what you’re going through. I’ve been a renter in Sydney for over 11 years now and I have a 12 going on 13 year old Border Collie. It’s SO hard finding a good home that will accept pets. The thing is a lot of pet owners spend a lot of time at home with their pets and are very house-proud – which makes them excellent renters!
    If it helps I was once outbid (others offered more rent/week) for a property and was so disappointed. Just a few days later I found a new property just listed, went around that same day, moved in the next week and have been here for over 6 years! It is WAY better than the original property I was so upset about.
    I’m sure there is something fantastic just around the corner for you! xx

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