I think it’s time to call off the manbatical. A year commitment was a little hasty. Hell, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Maybe because it’s cuffing season, I’m feeling a little like dating around. Seeing what’s out there. Perhaps someone out there can change my mind towards this whole relationship thing. Maybe I need a little excitement in my life. I’m learning coming home to your cat every night can get old pretty rapidly.
I will admit, though, I’ve learned a lot about myself in the past few months. While it’s easy to fall into the habit of making someone else your priority, it is so important to make yourself Number One. People come and go out of your life, but you are always stuck with yourself. No matter what. You have to learn to be your own best friend, and enjoy being alone. I think I’ve gotten my priorities straight. I’ve learned how to make time for the things I enjoy – hiking, writing, drawing, cooking, spending time with friends and family. I’ve gotten accustomed to living on my own terms, but ultimately, I want to be able to share my life with someone else. So, while I used to jump head first into every relationship, I’m finally ready to let go and let thing grow organically. Enjoy the journey, as they say.
Which brings me once again to the subject of online dating. In the spirit of weaning myself off the manbatical, I’ve reopened some online dating accounts. Immediately, I remembered why they are such a hassle – unwanted/creepy messages. There are so many sites and blogs dedicated to this subject alone. While I’m not looking to make this a blog about the messages I receive, I did get one recently that really made me scratch my head. It read:
“Wow, God was really awake when he made you.”
Now, I’m not a religious person by any means, but I did go to Catholic school for most of my life, so I have a pretty good handle on the book of Genesis and the story of creation. Was God really sleepy when he made everyone and everything else on the planet? It has always been my understanding that God was wide awake when creating the world, and that he rested (perhaps took a nap) on the seventh day. I mean, it sounded like he took every little detail into account. For the most part he did a pretty stellar job. According to this gentleman, God might have been nodding off a little while doing all this. However, he may have been experiencing a caffeine high when I was being conceived. He was really awake. Thank you, sir. While I appreciate the compliment, a date will not be granted. I’m too busy rereading the Old Testament.