Taking a break…

by mssinglemama on October 13, 2011

I don’t have all of the answers when it comes to love and dating. You all know that, don’t you?

I try to keep this blog purely about my own take on all of this, but I also want to offer my advice. However, in the past I have made some errant statements. I was feeling them at the time and firmly believed them to be true, but today – sitting here and feeling what I am feeling – I can tell you a few things I was definitely wrong about:

1. Butterflies are a must

2. You should never, ever settle no matter what

3. Prince Charming does exist

And I’m going
I’ll be back. I’m not sure when. Maybe in a week, or a month, or never. Honestly, I don’t know right now.

After meeting him, my first reaction was to tell all of you – and quickly – that you must have butterflies, that you must feel a spark, that you must never settle, that I had found something I am sure not all of us get to experience in a lifetime. I wanted to put a clause or a correction on everything I had been writing in the past. I wanted to share it with you so you in turn won’t settle, as I had advised before. And then the harsh judgments started pouring in.

All of my credibility, all trust you may have in my judgement to protect my son – all of that tossed aside, without any regard to the fact that Benjamin is the happiest kid you’ll ever meet and doing far better in school and in life than I ever could have imagined.

To question my character? Really?

Yes, I love being in love. Yes, I love love. Yes, I believe in love. Yes, I have met the man of my dreams. And yes, I will may be a fool. But for the first time in the four years since starting my blog, I am choosing to keep things where they belong – between he and I. Read my archives, take what you will from them. Learn what you can, that’s why this blog is here.

Know that I am out enjoying life and, gasp, love. And I am completely aware that I could get hurt. I am completely aware that this is just the beginning. And no I am not going to rush off and marry him or move in with him. I really will miss writing, but this is what I need right now. I need to be completely and absolutely selfish and just enjoy my privacy.

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