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.