I'm off tomorrow to fly to my boyfriend's hometown and meet his dad and stepmom for the first time. Their hopes seem pretty high. I hope I don't disappoint!
The traditions of the past haven't been totally usurped by gender equality, and that's a big reason I would like to have an expensive piece of jewelry before my boyfriend moves in. We're Southerners and my mom is nearly 70. It's not avoidable unless we want to make a stink and be "alternative."
Last month has been insane - interviewed, didn't get job I wanted, had a ton of work at existing job, and a sinus/ear infection to top it off. Fortunately I have a plane ticket to see my love interest - leaving tonight, coming back Monday - and a fresh Lortab prescription. I'm going to spend the next few days being…
I didn't get the job I wanted.
I know the best places to get suits, both Pant and Skirt. I must have a closet full of suits on account of my job, and have bought both expensive and inexpensive suits.
A couple of years ago I fell in love with a guy who was living out a very protracted adolescence. We were living in a college town and I had to leave in order to find a job. We visited each other some and then amicably broke up because he wasn't ready to move for me. Then I dated someone else for a year, quite…
A few weeks ago, I told my ex that he may come visit me and spend months proving he is a different person than when we were last together. Since then, he's bought a plane ticket for me to visit him (I have other friends there, so that's actually quite a treat) and he just got clearance from his boss to telecommute…
Honestly, it would've been a little triggery. I think I included that in my post yesterday. I know these girls through my ex, and at least a couple of them see him regularly, and though I am not upset about the end of the relationship, I just can't do the mutual friends thing like some others can. Even if they're…
My ex (not that one, but the one before him) wants me back. He wants to move here, have babies, and all that shit. I've let him visit a couple of times. We've been on and off for a couple of years and I've written about him and the havoc he's caused on these blogs.
I have a friend who I met through my ex. But her perspective on relationships and happiness is not fun for a newly single person (fairly newly single, now it's been a few months) who is trying to enjoy it. "Every moment I'm not trying to meet someone is wasted," she said to me once. WHAT?
Not that it's over. You guys were so great yesterday encouraging me! I did get some stuff done, namely laundry at Mom's (it's still sitting in the bag, but it's clean and folded), fresh sheets, a few novel scenes, some work on my appeal assignment, and unloading the dishwasher. I also called a cleaning service to…
I have GOT to clean the house and work on my novel and do yoga and buy new sheets like right now. Will someone tell me to use this weekend productively?
Last night I went to a book signing and sat next to some guy who'd gotten a good table. He got my email and wrote that he had a great time hanging and why don't we get a drink deliberately?
This book really helped me after college - after my first big breakup. I'm grateful for it and want to share with anyone who is adjusting to life by themselves.
It's been over two months. I feel like breaking up with this guy was one of the best decisions I ever made for myself, and newly 30, I feel like I've figured out exactly what I want in a relationship and for now that is no relationship at all. I dated all through my twenties panicking about fertility and looking for…
I've found a couple of affirming links about spending New Year's alone. My options are a) go to a party where my ex will be only a few blocks away, b) go to my mom's house across town and spend the night there (and take dog), or c) stay at home with kitties + dog.
The breakup and, soon after, mini-drama with an ex and getting rejected by a job I really wanted have me in quite a funk. Last night I was supposed to go a party, but I just couldn't. I can't be social yet. I cried a lot yesterday and it sucked. It's healthy but it still sucked!
I don't have plans tonight so I'm working on my novel and drinking coffee. What are y'all up to? Is anyone else going solitary?