Fiction vs. Reality

I spend a lot of my time embroiled in fiction.

I love fiction movies, fiction novels, and writing fiction. And yet, the reality is that real life still happens. My personal philosophy has long been that happy endings are where it’s at (in more ways than one, hehe), but that’s not real life.

The other night, my husband prompted a play session because he knew that I had been stressed out and would welcome the release of subbing for him. He was 100% right. Unfortunately, it didn’t go as well as it usually does. My body didn’t respond the way I wanted it to. It wasn’t anything he did, it just didn’t work like I wanted.

It made me think of the fiction that we all know and read and maybe even love. I thought about the romantic comedies and the romance novels. They all end up happy, and even though there might be struggles along the way, you know it’s going to work out. So don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t work out that way in real life. Maybe your happy ending is still coming down the line. Maybe it isn’t this play session or this day, but it may just happen yet.

And I am so grateful for a partner who supported me through my frustration with myself. ❤

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