It’s been quite a week.
Work commitments (sales AND yoga teaching), new opportunities (interview), and of course, the keeping up with the online dating scene; all while keeping myself in tip-top shape:) haha
This week started with a lot of unfruitful communication in the potential dating department, so much so, it made me want to start closing my emails with “thank you for playing”. Sometimes it feels a bit like I am on a game-show, I guess it kind of makes sense considering we are all on this site saying/typing one thing, which we hope represents ourselves as honest as possible without overdoing it, yet at the same time there are bound to be characteristics that may have been glorified. Some of these emails, OY! It makes one wonder how some people function in life in general, let alone attempting to converse with a woman.
On my end, it is difficult to have patience. Not only with the bad communication, If they can’t communicate or initiate a conversation via email, I’m doubtful that they will be able to initiate a conversation or maintain one in person. That, for me, i know won’t work. However, the other aspect of the process I have little patience for is how long do I wait for them to make the first move, to make the invitation to meet? Now, don’t get me wrong, I am TOTALLY fine with being the one to put it our there first, but after a conversation with a friend of mine last night, she pointed out to me that men still want to chase. True. I get it. I also get how I can playfully communicate that I am ready to move forward, still giving them the chance to step forward, without coming across as a meany.
Well, I waited. And not that long surprisingly. 2 of the men I am interested in learning more about have asked me out to meet. One more as agreed to meet with me for coffee, this one feels more dutiful than the other two, but, one never knows when one might be surprised.
It does feel good coming out on top of a week that felt a little heavy, and at times hopeless. I felt like I was not going to encounter any man who had an ability to ask questions that showed an interest in me, I now have 2 that want to meet me. I felt the stress of my work commitments and feeling like I might not get it all done, I added pressure on myself to perform for an interview for a job I wasn’t sure I wanted, and I had added teaching pressure to help out my fellow yogis who needed subs while they were out of town. All has turned out well, the interview process is over and I wasn’t moved forward (the universe taking the decision out of my hands), I met new and wonderful yogis in classes I normally don’t teach and was reminded of my gifts I have as a teacher that are uniquely mine. For all of this I am grateful.
I suppose I am exactly where I am meant to be. Which is exactly where we all are.