My New Year’s Resolution?
To risk more. To stop trusting fear. To let go of my ego. To get a date or two or twelve.
All these things correlate, in one way or another. But that last one came up because of a little challenge that I have accepted for 2014. The goal: To go on at least one date for each month of this year. I put money into this, so it’s serious. If I’m not in a relationship by the end of the year, I get some money…so it’s a win-win.
I’m 27 years old and seriously, I’m ready to move out of this singleness season. When I complained about being single at 24…I had no idea what I was talking about. All the single 30 year olds are thinking…“and she thinks she knows now?!” …not really.
But instead of complaining, I’m going to start dating.
It’s not that I was purposely not dating before. It’s just that I don’t do the best job of meeting people outside of my community. And let’s face it – nothing is happening for me there! I also don’t really know how to risk looking like an idiot when it comes to the opposite sex. It’s embarrassing to put yourself out there and not be received. The age old game is to never appear like you’re really into someone, so you can always save face.
But I don’t want my life to be about saving face and protecting my ego.
I want to risk more. I want to be nervous, awkward and excited all at the same time. And I want to get some freaking dates. Even if I have to initiate them.
SO…I MIGHT NEED SOME HELP.
If you’re a single dude (and i’ve met you – no creepers), and you want to go on a date…let me know which month and I’m there.
Anyone else, I am open to being set up on dates. If you have friends, feel free to connect me to them.
This is going to be fun!