Back to life!

Well! Where to begin... I've been divorced for 10 years. During that time, I have taken the occasional foray into the dating world, and have very hastily retreated back to my dateless, sexless mom life. I've been very good at convincing myself that it was for my child, too. I am exceptional at acting like a loveless martyr, paying my own way, FOR THE GOOD OF THE CHILDREN! It couldn't possibly be because I'm terrified of getting hurt again. Of course not. Anything but that.

I turned 40 a few months ago. Now, I didn't run out and buy a red sportscar or start dating 19-year-olds (I don't even HAVE male pattern baldness...), but it did kick me in the butt a little bit. I don't want to have another 10 years as unhappy as my 30s, and I know it's my responsibility to make that happen. So, I lost 30 pounds, and have a few more to go. I changed jobs, and I signed up for pole dancing, which I've always wanted to do. Also, I've admitted that I really want to meet someone. This crusty, cynical, independent old bag is attempting to be vulnerable, and is blogging to create witnesses in case I try to later deny it.

My plan was for my initial blog entry to coincide with my first dating adventure, but alas, I started 2013 with the flu. Against my better judgment, I am going to resist taking that as an omen, and just start to get started! Onward and upward, and all that jazz.

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