I’ve been wanting to write a post for a while about what I’ve learned from my own relationship low points about how to move forward when bad things happen- a point obviously not limited to relationships. I thought the best way to introduce the topic would be to share a series of posts I wrote a few years ago when I briefly had a dating blog (briefly because shortly after starting it I met my current boyfriend… I’ll get to that story soon).
It started two years ago when my then boyfriend, who for some bizarre reason I was madly in love with at the time (he’s the “douchbag” from my ukulele song video), broke up with me out of the blue. I wrote the following story shortly after when I was going through the painful process of starting to date again. Not being one to half-ass things, I didn’t just dip my toe in the water, but canon-balled right in and became something of a marathon dater. I wrote this post after going on six dates in just over a week, where I reflect on my breakup and how I hoped to grow from it:
MARCH 12, 2009
Six Dates in Eight Days, or How the Dating Ninja Came to Be
As I alluded to before, I didn’t get to be the ninja dater I am today by sitting at home on the couch on Saturday nights, eating bon bons and watching Lifetime movies. No- I’ve been out in the world. And while I’m the first to admit that six dates in eight days is somewhat excessive (and kind of exhausting), it was also a lot of fun. There was the TV writer, the sports writer, the screenwriter and the entertainment investor (this is LA, after all). [Read more…]