Instead, I now see how to leave work and re-focus each day on people, things and places that matter to me. Sometimes that is reading, sometimes it is getting out and seeing something different, sometimes it is just sitting in and playing board games with friends.
Whatever those self priorities are, find a way to focus on them before the universe forces you to.
That we no longer communicate when the relationship has simply ended?
M and I have been together for 1.5 years and a great relationship, part of each others families and all parts of our lives.
When I first created a profile on a few different dating sites…
OK Cupid and a few others I was open to new experiences. Worse yet were those you were connecting with deeply.
I put a fairly good picture of who I am and what I was looking for both in the narrative and in photo. While going on many first dates and not connecting, my confidence waned at times. Several times, I’d chat with someone and then they would disappear – profile gone, etc. Again, it was taken as a bad self-reflection when they disappeared.
Some friendships became closer this year while other friends moved back to the outer fringes of our circle. Daddy and I got a puppy who is so much a part of us in the 2.5 months we’ve had her. What my recovery has taught me is how important my home life is to me – family and friends. How life is meant to be about experiences, even simple ones.We could geek out over books, business topics or whatever was top of mind.Today, I read yet another article about research going on related to UX of online dating and the trend of ghosting.I’ve taken more photos of the trees and birds in my backyard than I ever would have noticed before the universe declared I need to slow down.Life isn’t all about work, you have to have a life outside of work too. Yes, I have my relationships that matter to me, however, much of my attention was focused on work and aspirations.