These days, I’m dipping my toes in the dating pool again. Now that it’s been a few months since The Breakup, I’m feeling like I’m ready to move on. I reactivated my dating profiles and have been swiping left and right. (Mostly left.) I’ve even ventured out onto a couple of dates.
But you know what?
I think I’d rather be single right now.
First of all, I’d forgotten how downright boring it is to go out on a first date. “So what do you do?” “Where did you go to school?” “Do you have any siblings?” I simply could not care less. And while I’ve been on some amazing first dates, those are usually few and far between. The prospect of wading through the muck of OkCupid is seriously daunting.
Second, I love getting to do whatever I want, whenever I want. Photo shoots at 5:30 a.m.? No problem! Canceling plans to watch t.v.? Fine by me! It’s so liberating to not worry about what someone else wants to do all the time. I can just focus on me (and Mox, of course).
Besides, I’ve noticed that since the breakup, my blog has been doing waaaay better than it ever has. Not only do I have more time to work on my photos, but I also have time to spare to focus on everything else. When my ex and I first broke up, I was so worried my blog would fail because he was my main motivator…but that’s not true at all. I am.
So for now, I’m just taking the whole dating thing at an easy pace. Maybe some handsome guy will sweep me off my feet. Maybe not. Either way, I’m good.
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