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PhoenixRisen posted 11/8/2013 12:54 PM

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.

better4me posted 11/8/2013 13:07 PM

Yippee!!

(and I love the story about measuring healing by the progress on the building next door!)

homewrecked2011 posted 11/8/2013 14:35 PM

Enjoy the next date!!

nowiknow23 posted 11/8/2013 14:44 PM

numbandnauseous posted 11/8/2013 16:36 PM

Congrats, and keep us posted on your second date. I LOVE hearing stories like this!! Thank you for brightening my day!

Good for you for taking a risk!

Also love how you realize how far you've come. Baby steps, one day at a time.... Love the fall imagery for your NB too!

khrisdeus posted 11/8/2013 21:02 PM

That is fantastic to hear! :)

Blackhair posted 11/9/2013 04:24 AM

That is awesome!
Old is fun and exciting! Especially if you find the right one it is a bonus!

Keep us posted, we all love the happy story to cheer us up!

MyVoice posted 11/9/2013 06:03 AM

Williesmom posted 11/9/2013 08:04 AM

Yay!

jo2love posted 11/9/2013 09:25 AM

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