On one of my days off, a few months later, I decided I wanted to start to have a real life. I had been steadily climbing up the ladder in the company, and I’d even gotten a promotion already. It was time, I figured, to meet some nice guys, and going to the bar was a good place to start. I couldn’t wait to meet ‘the one’! I first started to flirt with this guy, but then remembered to ask if he was single and learned that he was married! Moments like these it’s important to have a plan. First, say hi, talk a little, then make sure he’s plumming single! Then comes actually getting to know them, if the answer to part 2 is yes! That was so embarrassing, but I acted cool and said, oh yeah, cool, when I was dying inside. All I wanted to do was run away and hide, especially when his wife came in! I decided to tough it out and talk to someone else and we hit it off. He was single and so cute! Then he asked me out the next day! It was a little fast but of course I said yes!
I talked about how I really wanted a family someday, and he said that he’d love to be a dad, and have 3 or 4 kids, and it was like we were made for each other! We were thinking on the exact same page. I was so excited, it just happened…I was so surprised.
I never do things like this…without thinking. But it felt so good, and…it was my first kiss. Ever. In my whole life. I understand when everyone told me they couldn’t explain it now. It was wonderful, surprising, and exhilarating at the same time. I could hardly believe my luck when he said that we should go out again sometime. I really believe he could be ‘the one’! By the end of the week, I had enough money to finally buy a bed and a cooler. You would be surprised just how great yogurt can taste when you’ve been living on chips.
It felt great to have my own bed, even if it was all I had. Mitchell asked me out again and we danced all night in The Ruins. The party was filled with energy and I had a great time! I was happy to not be holed up in my ‘house’ all day and just go to work all week. I’m starting to see why life is truly worth living.