Second Week Of December
Thirty-one year old Janie was a good girl, she played by the rules.. Her life had direction, she was on the right track, or so she thought, until last December when her comfortable little world unraveled. Now she must rebuild her life, alone. With no plan she feels lost until a random stranger offers her more than she could imagine. Join her on a magical tale of love, loss and personal discovery More
Is love in the stars? in the air? or, in the cards?
Can we find ourselves during a long walk on the beach? a short walk on a pier? or, a quick bike ride into town?
Would destiny call through the reeds? as a bellowing horn? or, as a barking dog?
Do you believe in fate? destiny? or, the after-life?
These are questions that thirty-one year old Janie wasn't even considering, she didn't need to.
She was a good girl, she followed the rules. Her life had direction, she was on the right track, or so she thought, until last December when her comfortable little world unraveled. Comfortably married for a few years to her college sweetheart, steady job, great dog, nice apartment. While she and Tom's marriage wasn't a Hollywood romance, she was confident that eventually, in time, and with some effort, there would be a house and children.
It's that time of year, the height of the holiday season, the second week of December to be exact. Too much seasonal hype Janie always thought, holiday decorations in full force, parties galore, so much good cheer. Last year, at Janie's company's annual holiday function, there was plenty of food, way too much alcohol and an overabundance of Joy. Not just happy, fun-party joy, but over-indulgent, perpetually flirtatious Joy -- with Janie's husband, Tom, in what turned into the water-cooler talk of the office, and, as the new year unfolded, the dissolution of her marriage.
With the holiday season rapidly approaching, again, Janie finds herself surrounded by the usual merriment, but she is sad and alone. Her husband's infidelity has forced her to face re-inventing herself as her dream-life crumbled. Not only was she subjected to stares and whispers at work, but she was forced into a new space socially, and residentially. Most recently the death of her long-time canine companion, Maggie, has been the icing on her 'emotional' cake.
Now she must rebuild her life, alone. With no plan, direction or hope she feels lost in the dark until a random stranger offers more than just 'a light.'
Join her on a magical tale of love, loss and personal discovery.