Hello all. Fear sucks. Can we just get that out of the way right here and now. Fear of rejection, fear of pain, fear of embarrassment. When you don’t really know someone all that well, but you know just enough about them to think you could really like them a lot, but you don’t know if they are in a place where they’re looking for someone, and you don’t know if they see you the same way you see them, because sometimes you get little tiny vibes, but they’re completely unreliable because the object of your attention is equally friendly, kind, charming and respectful to everybody, and also because you have serious self-worth issues and every time you start to think that maybe they do like you, that voice in your head tells you you’re not the type of person someone as awesome as this would ever like, much less love, and you start to decide the vibes are just your own wishful thinking, and while we’re on the topic, why is this still a problem at the AGE of 40?! High school was a lifetime ago. Have you really not matured that much??
And then you stop and breathe. And all the excuses and the justifications and the reasons why you are and should be alone start creeping in and battling with hope, and you suddenly find you have given up again. Until the next time you look in his eyes and hope starts stirring and breathing again, and getting to its feet for another round.
Until next time,