Thoughts, stories, and the hilarity involved in dating

Thoughts, stories, and the hilarity involved in dating

Most hilarious of all is that most of the stories come from the online dating sphere which adds a certain unexpected element...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Been MIA for way too long

Obviously, I haven't posted in quite a while, but to be honest, all I do now is work.  I really thought work (or more accurately a job I hoped for, dreamed for, and ultimately got) would provide a total sense of self.  And it has to some degree.  When I was working for my family, I had little sense of self-worth in the professional way.  It's amazing how much a job defines you.  So, I thought when I achieved that part, the rest would follow.  And, it hasn't.

I really enjoyed blogging too, but that has also suffered with conference calls almost every evening between the hours of 7pm to 10pm.  You might wonder why I have calls at this hour, but I handle the Chinese and Japanese markets and they are exactly 12 and 13 hours the reverse of EST time.  My weekends have, therefore, become a haven of undisturbed me time.  The consequence is that I am overly tired and basically want to sleep the entire time.  The irony is that for the most part I like my job...I just want some balance, but I am unsure how to achieve it.  Working from home a couple days a week would help, but it wouldn't give back my social life during the week.

So, no hilarious stories to share, but I think I have a date tomorrow night with a Global Expansion Consultant who's first message on Ok Cupid was:

"I love the idea of lying on the couch with my girlfriend, asking "what do you want to do today?" and the answer being, "let's just go to the airport and decide there."

If that isn't my idea of perfection, I don't know what is.  So fingers crossed, it will be a great date and maybe the start of something more or at least a reboot of "My So-Called Dating Life".