Wednesday, February 24, 2010

After the Ampersand

So, after writing last week, I was thinking about what the purpose of this blog truly is and what I intend to get from it. I think my main goal is to really sort things out on my own, but to get input from those of you who may have found the route out of Singledom and don't mind coaching me along the path. The "sorting things out" might be the more complicated of those two goals, but I think I realized a very easy way of putting what I want out of life into words.

I've spent a lot of time (longer than most!) trying to figure out who Melanie is, what I stand for and what I believe in. I worked very hard to be the same person out and about as I am when I'm at home with the doors shut and the blinds closed. And honestly, I'm pretty impressed with the result! I think I've got a lot to offer just about anybody that comes along, whether it's a friend, a coworker, a boyfriend, whatever. I'm not interested in fulfilling those old cliches and finding someone who "completes me" or any "Return to Me," Hollywood style silliness. I think I'm pretty good on my own, but I want someone who compliments me in every relationship I have, but most especially that most important one. I want to be two, separate, awesome people who just happen to come together. I want something that flows naturally when said together. I've got the Melanie part worked out and the what I'm looking for part worked out... just looking for that name that comes after the ampersand in Melanie &...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

GPS for Life?

As I rapidly approach the age of (gasp) 30, I realize that I'm falling into that strange limbo land I have casually referred to as Singledom. Not quite ready to hang it up or throw in the towel, but not in any position where marriage is even on the horizon, I thought it would be fun to chronicle the ups and downs of the single life of this middle-class, American chickadee. Well, I say "chronicle" as if my life is full of soap-opera-like drama, but honestly I have visions of becoming a Carrie Bradshaw meets Jane Austen style writer and wanted to share my stories, successes, failures, frustrations, etc. with other real women who just might be struggling to find the roadmap out of Singledom. (I can't possibly be alone!)

Don't get me wrong, I'm not pining away for my own version of "You've Got Mail" or desperately scouring the internet for similiar sob stories. I'm a happy girl living in the world that I have chosen for myself. Just hoping to find some direction or even some kindred spirits along the road to a little town called Happiness.

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