People often refer to older single's as 'leftovers.' Well, I am no leftover, nor do I deserve to settle for someone that is.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Success...Almost!


Walter Elliott once said, “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.” This is how I’ve felt lately. Trying to find a man and actually get a date out of him not only takes a lot of perseverance but courage as well. The fruits of my labors are beginning to pay off however. Tonight, while innocently hanging out at my sister’s house, my phone rang. It was an unidentified number so I answered it with my formal voice. The man on the other end was formal as well, asking for me by my full name. At that point I was pretty sure it was a member of the stake presidency calling me so I replied with, “this is she.” Yes, my best formal voice continued. Wait…why would a member of the stake presidency be calling me anyway?? I don’t know, it was out there, but that was my thought process at the time. Anyway, as it turned out, it was not the older men from church wanting me to volunteer my spirituality in any way, but it was the hook up from the crazy lady I work with. Okay, it was her son and I should probably not speak of her this way, just in case she becomes my mother in law some day. Speaking of which, this is already half a deal breaker because I’ve waited around long enough that I should not have to deal with crazy in laws! Whatever though. I’m totally trying to act mature about this and not freak out inside that he is practically 40 and that his mom had to beg him to call me. So, the conversation was somewhat formal and basically just your typical, “I don’t know you but I’m talking to you on the phone,” kind of conversation. I was nice….all charm and merriment despite my inside trying not to freak out dilemma…and he asked me out for Saturday. Problem: I’m going out of town this weekend. Dang it, I finally have the opportunity to score a date, not an easy task for me apparently, and I won’t be here. I told him I would love to but would be out of town and asked if we could do it next week. He agreed and promised to call me next week to re-schedule. So, once again, I will be left here waiting. It’s what I do. In this case however, I think I am okay with that. Now that I have been somewhat negative and shared my apprehensions with you, he will probably turn out to be totally hot and amazing so yeah…just keeping an open mind here! Stay tuned because this story is to be continued…

7 comments:

Heidi said...

I hope you have a nice weekend!

Livin it up said...

Thanks Heidi...I'm sure I will!

Jill said...

http://segullah.org/daily-special/the-vibe/
I read this today and thought of you :)

Livin it up said...

Thanks Jill...that was a great read! I love those moments where I actually feel "the vibe" but need to work on my self confidence for those situations where I am among strangers! Takes some guts but I'm definitely working on it. Fun story...I'm always up for advice and other good links, thanks!!!

Tacy said...

I think it's good to stay open minded and at least you'll get some experience. Don't count out a man just because he is older and single. Lance has a friend who is 37 and still single and he is the coolest guy ever! He isn't single because he's a weirdo, but simply because he just hasn't found the right girl yet and the right girl hasn't found him yet. So I hope you get to go on a fun date with this other guy and like I said, at least get some experience. Good luck!

Livin it up said...

Yeah...experience is definitely a good thing. I'm not too worried about his age, mostly just his relations! I also know that you can't completely judge people based on that either so I'm going to go and hope for the best!!

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