Life. Moves. On.
|Posted on June 17, 2016 at 10:25 PM|
If you're close to me, you already know what my friends know- that I hate dating. I've always thought it to be so awkward. When I'm asked to dinner, I tell them that I'd rather go for a walk. I feel like there's often too much pressure on dates and that's what drives me away from them. I've learned several things from opening up to dating that I'll share with you here. 1. It's really not that big of a deal. After a date, I always laugh at myself for building it up more than it was. 2. You can't win if you don't try. As awkward as dating is, you won't know what's out there until you try. 3. What you think you want isn't always what you believe to be. Dating has taught me a huge lesson- that this idolized image in my mind of what I "want" isn't always pretty in reality. The things I've dismissed have somehow become more intriguing. Life is all about finding you and creating a lifestyle that allows you to be your most authentic self. It's not about changing to accommodate others, but finding something that molds with you and inspires you to grow. You can't win home run if you're not willing to come up to bat. For my friends who are having trouble dating again, just know that it's not that bad, have fun with it, don't put too much pressure on yourself, worry about the future a little later and most importantly, there's no right time to date. You just have to do it and it you'd be surprised who you find.