Chapters of my life once scattered. No longer.
Self journey can be interrupted abruptly when not prepared for it. It’s funny how detrimental some things in life appear momentarily. Like needing to answer a text message, or spending more time with someone. We as a human race starve for immediate gratification. How could we not, were programmed this way. I for one am guilty of this. Training ourselves against this notion could quite possibly be the best thing for us. I’m attempting this mission.
Most of my most cherished purchases, for instance, were bought not for the sake of immediate gratification but well thought out. I took time, shopped around, made sure I was making the right decision and getting exactly what I wanted. Not to say that purchasing something on a whim can’t be just as rewarding (I did buy my dog this way) but I think the ladder tends to be much more gratifying.
There are decisions we make throughout life that are more impactful than others. This list of decisions is probably different for each and every one of us. To me finding love is a big decision and one not to be taken lightly. Think about it, you chose one person to be with for the rest of your life. This is a decision meant to be made only once, if you’re lucky. That’s kind of a big deal. So here are my thoughts on making this decision:
TAKE YOUR TIME. Why the big rush? Did you know there are 7.125 BILLION people in this world. BILLION. It’s almost as if some people believe there aren’t that many. I’ve been this believer, I think. I don’t regret a single person I’ve dated. Whether that meaning one date, a steady hang out, or a full blown relationship, I have no regrets. We should be dating, we should be taking time to get to know people and what they’re all about, we should explore the many options that we have in front of us. If I am going to be making a choice of one person for the rest of my life you better be damn sure I am going to make the right one.
And man, am I ever enjoying the ride.
Here’s to romancing myself and meeting the world one person at a time.