In case you’re new here, I’m not currently dating. I’m not officially on a break from dating. Not really. I’ve just got a lot on my plate right now, emotionally and otherwise. And until I get that all squared away I’m just staying out of the dating pool. For a little while.
Anyway, this is actually the first holiday season, in a long while, that I’m going into without some guy in my life. And I have to say, I’m kind of liking it. Probably because I’ve always found the holidays a particularly stressful time. And negotiating the whole, Do I buy him a gift?, How much should I spend?, Am I expected to invite him to dinner? thing just makes it all the more stressful and unpleasant.
My plans are pretty much set for this year and I’ve only had to worry about myself and my family. Not some guy and what he wants from me. And that’s pretty damn liberating, for a change.
As a funny aside to this, I just recently started to wear the totally useless but pretty gift given to me by last year’s guy. An (obviously) ridiculously overpriced article of clothing that I meant to return, but it was from a boutique in his ‘hood and I couldn’t seem to get my ass there to return it in time. It sat in the box for months until I finally hung it in my closet. I’ve worn it exactly 2 times and wouldn’t be surprised if it makes it into my next donation bag to goodwill.
Tags: dating, ex-boyfriend, gift, holidays