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And I'm Okay With It [Mostly]!

I have been single for a while longer than I'm perhaps willing to share!

But - my life has thrown some pretty hairy challenges my way lately (Hospitalizations, Surger(ies) etc.). So, for anyone familiar with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs [I'm a Psychology Geek!] - a Relationship simply hasn't been anywhere within my scope of interest as a Human Being...

I finally feel like I would enjoy intimacy again - but I am aware that I'm carrying a fair bit of emotional (mainly!) baggage. I'm still OK with flirting, but for some reason I can't seem to 'throw myself back on the horse' [please excuse the pun!] & take it any further... Add to this the fact that most of my close friends have moved either Interstate or O/S, and I have had to move to a new Town where I know virtually no-one (long story) - I find myself having to admit that I sometimes fear that I'll be Single forever! OK, that sounds a bit dramatic...

Fortunately, I am a fairly self-sufficient person - but I don't want my foolish 'Pride' to prevent me from ever enjoying having a Partner again. When I was younger (like, from 15 onwards) I was a Serial Monogamist. Sometimes I find myself regretting that I didn't take up more of the opportunities that came my way when I was younger! I guess we all take our health for granted...

Does anyone out there have any advice [that does NOT involve Internet Dating!]?  

Pixie87 Pixie87 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2009

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