2/25/10

Being Alone Makes You an Easy Target

So the header says something about exercise, food and weight loss …or something.

But more often than not I like to talk about life, or whatever likes to crawl into my brain and occupy space. And there’s a whole whack of space in there given the cells are being killed off every second of every day.

Yup, there went a few more.

But back to my point.

he he… I really wanted to type POIT! (I love you if you got the Pinky & the Brain reference)

I seem to be getting an abnormal amount of comments about the lack of a significant other in my life lately.

People seem genuinely shocked that there is no bf, no love interest and I haven’t been on anything resembling a date since the fall.

Yes, I said the fall.

See, my dance card is pretty full right now. Between work, Scouts, Running Room, the gym, and me being generally set in my ways, I’m not interested in rocking the boat. This ship is already weighted down enough, thank you very much and we’ve been trying to bail it out, not take on more water.

But I get your concern, really I do. I would just like to assure you that my fear of animals will prevent me from becoming a crazy cat lady, the list of activities above shows that I am indeed getting out and about and not shut in knitting crazy amounts of blankets, sweaters and scarves for my nieces and nephew and that I am taking fairly good care of myself as you can tell from my weekly weigh-ins (although, I freely admit that this coming Monday’s *may* be a gain as there will be copious amounts of cheese consumed this weekend as Sadie, WW and Abbey make appearances in town).

So thank you for inquiring about the well-being of my love-life, but please don’t make that shocked and disgusted look when I tell you I’m not dating. It’s all good. And please don’t give me the pity look shortly thereafter either. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being single, 30, living in a big city and NOT dating. I do  not have to slut it up every Friday night, get my drink on and find TO’s least attractive most eligible  probably married with two kids and lives in the ‘burbs bachelors. Been there. Done that. I’m good. REALLY.

Life is good. Life is grand.

Things come in time.

I have priorities.

I have a great family.

I have amazing friends.

I’m having a great time.

Wish you could be here.

9 comments:

Sam said...

Norman's ok with you being still single.

He's a very patient (and a little jealous) bulldog and can wait until you're ready, love unrequited.

;)

Laura said...

Being happy with where you are in your life right now is not something everyone can say. I think that has a lot of merit.

For what it's worth, my own experience is that love finds you and not the other way around, and usually when you aren't expecting it.

Kimberley said...

Polite golf clap.

WonderWoman said...

You're adorable.

Although I would really like it if you would slut it up with this guy I wish I had slutted it up with in uni and tell me how he is - can the be arranged? No strings just details.

Sadie said...

Well said.

Anonymous said...

You are AWESOME!

I toooootally agree and am in the same place.

I hate having to tell people I am single,no kids only because OFTEN they'll give me a "oh,I'm sorry for you" look(that I am NOT imagining!)Shhhheeeeesh!

I do relate to Bridget Jones movie #1 when she is at the dinner table as the only single guest-I so get that feeling.

The truth is I am an accomplished ,wonderful single gal who does not want to be identified by her single status only.There is so muich more to life.I would enjpoy being in a great relationship,but I just am not psyched to be dating a bunch of duds in the meantime.

This is our life and let's live the heck out of it!Woo hoo!

"Bridget" ;)

PS You ROCK!!!!

Anonymous said...

You are AWESOME!

I toooootally agree and am in the same place.

I hate having to tell people I am single,no kids only because OFTEN they'll give me a "oh,I'm sorry for you" look(that I am NOT imagining!)Shhhheeeeesh!

I do relate to Bridget Jones movie #1 when she is at the dinner table as the only single guest-I so get that feeling.

The truth is I am an accomplished ,wonderful single gal who does not want to be identified by her single status only.There is so muich more to life.I would enjpoy being in a great relationship,but I just am not psyched to be dating a bunch of duds in the meantime.

This is our life and let's live the heck out of it!Woo hoo!

"Bridget" ;)

PS You ROCK!!!!

The Merry said...

Sounds like my sister has been getting after you as well.
-You're not getting any younger
-You don't want to end up on the shelf
-Merry, why do you have that look in your eye?
- What are you doing picking up that very heavy sledgehammer?



Sorry. Only the first two are things that my sister has said to me on this subject. Don't know how those last two bullet points crept in.

Liane said...

Wow, I feel like I just read a post I could have written... is it the time of year?
I've been on the receiving end of a ton of comments about the lack of a significant other in my world as well, along with some offers to set me up.
*sigh*
I'm running out of polite responses!

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