All I Had Hoped For. And So Much More
I recently decided to stop my unlucky streak with men – not that I had a string of bad boyfriends. Quite the opposite – there was no string at all. I was a stringless woman.
I couldn’t understand it until I read The Secret. As a teenager I had been gawky and awkward and never thought I deserved a boyfriend. And I suppose those feelings were so strong that I didn’t even realise I still thought that way when I grew into my body and became comfortable in myself. I had a fantastic circle of friends, and guys who were attracted to me. But I didn’t like any of them.
I began wondering if I’d ever find someone. And I mean that literally, you see the problem wasn’t that I was picky (well that WAS a big part of the problem) (but it’s surely important to be picky!) The problem was that I wasn’t meeting any men. My job didn’t lend itself to me meeting new people and even though I loved my friends they didn’t know anyone or ever introduce me to anyone I might have an interest in.
And then, one night I unassumingly went to support a friend who was playing a gig and a guy started talking to me, from out of nowhere. A GORGEOUS guy but, far more importantly, he was also hilariously funny, easy-going and very interesting. He was there to support someone else playing that night. He hadn’t been planning to come at all but then (thankfully) changed his mind at the last minute.
His name is Gerry and he asked me out that night, brought me on a fantastically fun night and I’ve seen him nearly every day since. A great big something after years, literally years, of nothing. Amazing. I am one lucky girl (or, girlfriend, as I can say now.)