- I realized this weekend that all everyone ever asks me about now is whether I am dating someone. My dating life has become my identity. This became painfully apparent on the 4th of July when the first question out of EVERY person's mouth that I hadn't seen in more than a month was, "So, are you dating anyone?" After hearing it, oh, about a hundred times, I was VERY over it. (And still am.) I realize that my dating life is all I talk about here, but in real life I actually do have other things to talk about. Yet my dating life still seems to trump all of them.
- Also this weekend, I learned that one of the guys that I recently wrote about found out about the blog (and his appearance on it). And the only way he could have found out is if one of the handful of my friends who knew his real identity accidentally told him, or that one of them told someone who then told him. The circle of people who knew the guy's real identity was very small, so I know the news came from someone close to me. And while I'm sure it was harmless and/or accidental, it still sort of pisses me off.
- I can't tell you the number of text messages and/or emails I've gotten recently from well-meaning friends telling me that there's a hot guy at [insert location where I am nowhere close to], or that I should check out [location that I'd probably never in a million years go to] to meet cute guys. While I totally appreciate the gesture and the fact that my friends are looking out for me (I know they just want me to be happy), those messages have actually been serving more as a reminder that I'm their only single friend.
- And, the straw that broke the camel's back... I got a FB friend request last week from a guy who contacted me because our moms conspired to fix us up. (I knew nothing about it prior to getting the friend request.) When the situation was further investigated, I discovered that... wait for it.... the only way blogmom knew of this kid was because his mom waited on blogmom at Macy's.
I just sort of feel like my singlehood (and this blog, to some extent) has become too much of my identity lately. I don't really want to be AAB first and foremost in everyone's mind anymore.
So, check back here the week of August 10th. That's when the 50 days' indulgence following my Girl Sweetheart's Daily Prayer is up. (I've been saying the prayer faithfully every day, so let's hope it works!)
Maybe I'll have some positive boy news to report by then. (You know what they say... good things happen when you're not looking for them.)
And if not, hopefully I'll at least feel a little more like myself... and less like "the girl who writes the dating blog."
See you in a few weeks! Stay out of trouble!