Amazing the things you hash over during a mani/pedi. After a pedicure Friday, I was getting a polish change when I started talking to the two ladies next to me. I overheard them talking about a blind date that night. Turns out they both knew me and jogged my memory to remind me how we’d met. One is a 30-year-old nurse and mother of three (youngest 20 months). She is recently out of a not-so-great relationship that dragged on for six years. This weekend was the first time she’d gone out on a date in years. Her friend is a 25-year-old aspiring singer, never married with a son. She is dating someone who both agreed is not supportive of her musical pursuits. In the few minutes we chatted I (being a few years older ) shared some of my relationship rules. At least what’s worked for me. First off, I said you’re wasting your time settling for someone you know is not marriage material–if you’re ultimately planning to get married, that is. Also, your man should make you a better person and make you feel better about yourself; not complete you, but bring out the best in you. Finally that you can’t get discouraged in a small town when you see the same people every time you go out. Halfway across the country I met Dave, through mutual friends, in a town of like 60,000. Who knew the love of my life would turn up in a bar at a Mexican restaurant? They both felt God would be their best guide to steer them toward happy and healthy relationships. I totally agreed. Someone is out there for you, I reasoned, but are you available to accept him?
Next Level Extreme Fitness (NLXF): It’s Week 5 so no more planks with my knees down. I am so much stronger than when I started this latest fitness journey, but my eating has not mirrored my exercise. I pledge to eat healthier the second half of the program!
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 31
This post was written by Tara on January 31, 2011