You are important and you matter. Your feelings matter. Your voice matters. Your story matters. Your life matters. Always.
(mountain lions); I don't want to be a cougar.
On Sunday, I let a guy (who I thought I recognized) into the apartment complex. He turned out to the be friend of a neighbor (whom I don't know either) and was here to play waterpolo. We chatted briefly, then I went into my apartment to put away my groceries. Then I went out again for dinner. The guy was still on the landing-friend wasn't home. We chatted some more. He works near my office; he said 'we should do lunch'. I thought, meh, why not. He was obviously much younger than me. Turns out he's in his mid 30's. I had given him my cell number; I turned to leave and he put out his hand, so I went to shake it and he hugged me--not my thing!
I'm not looking for a relationship. He continued to text me all night and the next 2 days--I didn't answer.
Today I had to pick up a receipt that I had been trying to get faxed or emailed to me--for some reason the guy could not figure it out. When I walked into the office and introduced myself, the first thing he said (with a shocked look on his face!) was "You're beautiful!" He looked about 21.
What is it with kids these days?? I never get reactions like this from guys near my age--not that I want them but it's really weird coming from someone who could be my child.
Me: FBS (no longer betrayed nor a spouse)-62
D-day: 2007 (two years before finding SI)
S: 6/2010; D: 3/2011