Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Comfy Cozy

Everyone is always talking about how we should step outside of our comfort zones.  I understand why but I still like to stay close to the bounds of my zone.  If I do step out, it’s like putting my pinky toe in the pool.  I’m not adventurous.   I travel alone because I like too.  Booking a trip with a group of strangers – that would be outside my comfort zone.  I go to the gym at 6:00 am because I like too.  Going at 6:00 pm when the gym is full of people (read: men), that would be outside my comfort zone.  So, when I was hit with the idea of trying online dating I knew that would totally be outside my comfort zone.  But here’s the thing, no one is beating a path to my front door.  I’m not meeting anyone in church or work or the gym – so what’s left?  I’ve been single for almost four years and I believe I’ve given myself enough time to get over my ex and get to know me.  It’s time.
I’m terrified and I have no idea why.  The good news is I believe it’s okay to be afraid as long as I don’t allow the fear to stop me from moving forward.  So fearfully, I put up profiles on two different sites.  So far, I received a message from a 21-year old that said “Hey Boo” and a message from a 32-year old that said I have a nice smile.  This morning I got a note from someone closer to my age complimenting my smile.

Apparently, I have a nice smile.
So, now what?

This ought to be interesting.  If nothing else it could make for interesting blog fodder.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm impressed. So brave. I've had at least 4 people try to convince me to do online dating. I started to set up a profile (maybe finished it- can't remember) and never went back to the site again. -meagan