Stop Dating, Start Crying
I’m seeing two situations from the other side. I’m watching Why Not? with Shania Twain, where she’s working through all of her issues finally and confronting them instead of laughing them off. And I’m also being the rock for a friend who is going through the aftermath of a break-up. I see it all the time. It’s the classic “it hurts so I’m not going to deal with it” situation. People turn to whatever they can to get around being alone. But that’s part of it. Being on your own is not the worst, the end of a relationship is not the end of your life. It could be the beginning of something much better.
Doing Stupid Things Because of a Boy Is Well… Stupid
I have a history of being really stupid when it comes to boys and maybe feeling insecure is part of that. There was that time I nearly drowned in a lake to impress a boy, or that time I drank alcohol to prove that I don’t have an alcohol phobia (I’m not a drinker). I’m known as a stubborn person and sometimes I wish I weren’t so that I would be easier to get along with. But I’ve realized that I am that way because I know who I am. Any time I defy that, I’m unhappy.
You Gotta Have Faith
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nicole’s post on debilitating fear allowed me to see a certain behavior of mine that I can best describe as the downside of my predictive power, or possibly just being pessimistic. The verdict is still out. But I’ve been in situations recently that had and have the promise of changing my life. While I think it’s valid that I have qualms about them, I don’t know the end result of following them through. What if I do follow through, what could happen? The greatest, the worst? Either way, you can’t make it without faith whatever path you choose.