My friends have often asked me to share my dating stories on the blog or to write a separate blog. The answer has always been "no" partly because I don't have enough time in the day, but there is another reason.
I have had a LOT of bad dates, some are so funny and crazy others are just downright not great. But if I shared them, then they would be getting more energy than they are worth. The more energy you spend talking about the negative the less room you have something positive.
When it comes to the good dates, there have been some... I am happy to share to friends and family because I am up on cloud 9. The person I am dating may be a bit more private than me and I have to respect that they don't want their life on the internet. So when the time is right and I do find someone I want to shout from the rooftops, I might whisper it instead.
Everyone makes their own decisions, I have just decided to keep some stuff private.
Here is one of my favorite pieces that I wrote last year about being Single. Do you have to wait for prince charming to rescue you, or can you be your own hero?
Social media is a funny thing these days. I think we are so concerned about sharing everything we aren't living in the moment, and we have a need for instant gratification. We want to share everything, 99% of the highlights and rarely the blooper reels. I wish there was a better balance between the two. It is hard not to compare your lives to other people's highlights.
This year, I am really working on being more present. This includes putting my phone down, airplane mode, and being present with friends and family. While I run a few instagram accounts, a two websites, and a blog it isn't always the easiest.
I believe in celebrating the little moments in life and finding the joy in everyday things. I hope you enjoy your weekend. Take a few minutes or hours to unplug, I will still be here when you come back.