The other day my 7-year-old niece asked me: “How old are you?”
“37,” I replied.
“Lady, you need to get married,” she said.
I laughed and said, “You think so, huh?”
“Well, you need to at least get a boyfriend!”
My nieces and nephews know me as “Aunt Hottie,” the cool, fun crazy aunt that every child should have. :) While my niece is quite eager for me to get married, no one can deny the benefits of being single. I can go to sleep and get up when I want. I can choose when, where, and what I want to eat. If I don’t want to bathe all weekend, I don’t have to. (I do bathe regularly, of course, but I at least have the option not to. :) If I want to do something or go somewhere, I just do it. For instance, I wanted to go kayaking recently, so I got up and did it. In other words, I have learned that if I want something to happen, then help it happen, and that includes finding a “partner in crime.” :)
I am very confident, but, like everyone else, I have my shortcomings. And yet, I don’t let them stop me from having fun! I love to travel, but get lost easily. I love to run and hike, but I am known to stumble. (Those carpet snakes at work always get me. :) I like to sing karaoke, but can’t carry a tune. I like to dance, but have little rhythm.
Also, I have had the tremendous opportunity of traveling the world. Each time I visit a new place, I learn something new about myself and the world around me. At the very least, I come back with a greater appreciation for my life and the way other cultures live.
While I thoroughly enjoy my life, there is something special about connecting with another person and sharing life experiences. If I enter a relationship, I want it to be one that helps me and my partner grow and expand, that makes our love for others bigger and more embracing.
If you think we might have a possible connection, please reach out. I can at least tell you a few good stories and would love to hear yours. :)