- Is School Lunch Really All That Bad?
- Earn your degree
- Write a letter to your reflection in the mirror.
- What is your zodiac sign? Does it fit your personality?
- Sit outside for about an hour. Write down the sounds you hear.
- Write about a teacher who had a lasting impact on you.
- Your relationship status and how you feel about it.
- Where you’d like to be in ten years.
- Write about friends that are like family.
- Put your iPod on shuffle and write down the first ten songs that pop up.
- Write a verbal vision board.
- Write about being inside an old abandoned warehouse.
- How important do you think education is?
- What if you mirror started talking to you?
- List five celebrities that you’re attracted to.
- Write about how you celebrate New Year’s Eve.
- Write about what you do on Valentine’s Day.
- How impulsive are you?
- Write about your favorite US President, living or dead.
- Do Photoshopped Images Make You Feel Bad About Your Own Looks?
- Protected: Would You Want to Be a Child Prodigy?
- Do You Perform Better When You’re Competing or When You’re Collaborating?
- What are your favorite cartoons?
- If someone gave you a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
- How Do You Find Peace in Your Life?
- How Important Is Keeping a Clean House?
- What would you do if you could live a day without consequences?
- How to Properly Pack a Suitcase
- A food that reminds you of your youth.
- Why would you be a great president? Give at least three arguments.
I am, as ever, single. In large part this is because I am lazy and introverted and avoid going out. Meeting new people? Exhausting! Bar scene? Gag me. So it’s internet dating for me, which means I have to go actively boot up the app and see what’s what.
There was a point, maybe 3-4 years ago, when I felt really ready for a relationship. I was really getting my shit together, work was steady, etc. And I did find someone, Danny, and things seemed to be going swimmingly until they very abruptly were not. So then it takes time to feel like getting back out there.
Time is the enemy of love when you’re a woman. Your ovaries are said to be ticking time bombs (even though that isn’t true, you get at least 15 more years than anticipated). Everything is about the timing of children, which means the timing of marriage, which means you have to always be wondering about the long-term potential. This shit is exhausting. Is it any wonder I ignore it most of the time?
But, I’m in a new place. My plan was to jump back into dating as soon as we were settled. WELL. Then my mother got sick and now we’re looking at 1-2 years of treatment where I’ll really be needed around the house. I’m emotionally wrung out from all this, so why would I even want to go looking?
I do kind of, though. So I’m dabbling. Seeing who’s around. I sent a message and got encouraging messages in return and we’ll see if anything happens from that.
I do feel like my odds are a lot better on this continent. So here’s hoping.
Photo: Toufiqul Alam