Snippets from dating

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I don’t want to make it a habit to gush about how great things are. I know how annoying that can be. Sure, I’ll curate my blog and my facebook page and my instagram feed with pictures and stories that show things in a more positive light. I think that’s a better approach to life in general than whining on for days about how shitty things might be.  But I want to be real and NOT annoying. Is that possible?

I’m sitting here thinking about this party I went to last night for my friend Deb’s new business venture. I know, how glamourous, right? Who goes to parties on a Thuuuursday? This girl. It’s crazy…Not normal at all.

It was a great party. Good turnout, good music, amazing space, free light-colored drinks (’cause red drinks would stain the bazillion dollar furniture they sell there) and all and all it was just really fun. Ping pong! Who has ping pong at a party?!! It was awesome.

But you know what I’m thinking about? How cool my date was. I really found a good one. I don’t want to gush. I really don’t.  But it’s just the little things, they add up. He’s there at my side, talking with me, laughing at my stories. He talks to my friends. He fits in anywhere…I never have to worry about him. He brings me a glass or wine, helps me through the crowd to get a bite to eat, brings me a water all before I even know I want it. Then my friend shows up and he says, “Go talk with your friend. I’ll be here.” And I know he will be.  I never feel smothered. I never feel forgotten. It’s an amazing feeling.

I’m not trying to say that past men in my life have not been attentive (Or that I’ve even needed an attentive man in my life). I’m just trying to say that things are really good and I’m savoring it.

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14 Comments Snippets from dating

  1. Tamara Lang

    Thanks for the smile. You share enough that we all know that it isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, so it’s nice to hear when it is.

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  2. Sonja von Franck

    My computer crashed months ago and ever since they did away with Google Reader, I can’t keep up with my blogs like I used to. What a great post! I totally know what you mean about finding the balance between keeping it real and keeping it positive, but I’m so glad you had a good time and that you shared the story!

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  3. Jen

    It’s okay to enjoy things, and share them with us! Please keep doing it! It’s been wonderful to share your journey the last few years, and you do a great job of balancing the real with the positive. And the way you share the harder, real stuff ends up being positive rather than whiny.

    BTW, everything in her store (and her artwork) looks gorgeous…

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