I had a date!
From OLD. Right before I quit I messaged one person who had been messaging back-n-forth a few times but gone quite, to say "OLD isn't for me but I wish you well" to which he immediately responded gave me his # if I wanted to stay in touch.
We txted a couple of time, then he called to ask me out for coffee.
It was fun ...and also surreal, I haven't dated in almost 15 years. But it's just like bike riding right? or is it like falling off a horse?
I had a good time. He is kinda cute the conversation went well, and we have a a lot of things in common.
At the end of the date he asked me out again.
Then 30 min after we parted he txted to say he had fun and was looking forward to our 2nd date, which made me smile
Whether this pans out or not, I am just so proud of myself for putting myself out there. Two years ago when my M was falling apart I remember feeling so terrible, both emotionally and physically, that when I looked out my office window at a building under construction I promised myself that "when that building is finished I will feel better". Last year, when construction was completed, I looked at the building and realized I had fulfilled my promise. I had survived.
Today, I looked at the building and noticed the leaves of the trees planted at its entrance were changing color as they were blowing in the wind and you know what - it really signified a new beginning.