I came across this meme on the Gram that had me in tears:
It’s pretty accurate. I also love updating my peeps on my dating life because it is a guarantee to have all of my friends hysterics. At our most recent girls night, my high school friends told me I need to start a podcast on this topic. While it is humorous, I’m not sure I have that much material. I need to have some guest bloggers weigh in on this topic as well.
The last year of dating for me was entertaining for sure. Most of the fall I didn’t date. I am sure I went on a couple dates, but I mostly flirted with a friend who kept me out of trouble. Oh- I did go on a few dates with an ex-lover. He spent the whole weekend with me and then was engaged to someone else about 4 months later. Poor girl has no clue. I went on a couple more dates…come spring I met a fellow who refused to take his hat off and then accused me of trying to change him. I saw recently that he put a “trump 2020” (the only time you won’t see me using correct capitalization) on his truck. BULLET DODGED. What’s sad is that he has a daughter and yet is promoting a racist, rapist. He’s also in a new relationship. The best part, I have an “fista” Gram account (as my students call it) for my fitness obsession and BOTH these fools have tried to follow me. We’re not cool, just so we’re clear. Day Ones- am I forgetting anyone?
Red flags continued. This is a total red flag for me- if you’re so happy with the woman your with, why are you trying to follow me on social media? Neither will ever read this post- just exposing what’s out there in the land of the leftovers.
The last date I was on was the last day of school. I’ve spent all summer in love with my children and traveling like a rolling stone. There are no words for the positive effects this has had on me. The connections I’ve made and maintained are saved for another post.
It’s so important to continue to recognize red flags and dodge the bullets that come in the form unstable men. I have one more fabulous trip before I dive back into the job that I love. I may, mayyyyy get back on the dating scene in the fall. I have still only been single for 4 years. I don’t want to look back 30 years from now and think that I didn’t give myself enough time to re-create myself after my divorce. My children need me all of the time and they will get every fiber of my being that they request.
Most importantly, what is mine will find me. It may be in 5 months, 5 years, or when I’m 50. I’m not worried about it because my life is so full. I’m going back to school to become a school psychologist because there is a overwhelming demand for this career. I am fully positive that I will find love again and I will fulfill my dream of becoming the millionaire next door so I can enjoy all of the things my family has taught me to desire. In the meantime, I’ll continue to sprinkle all of my dating experiences, that I simply can’t make up, into the world of my followers.