I'm troubled by something.
To be honest, I'm troubled by many things. (lol) In an attempt to stay true to the vision of my blog I have decided to return to my weekly musings on life, love and loss (the trifecta). This is in direct contravention of my new years resolution from 2011 to stop oversharing. My "bf" says I talk too much sometimes- but I can't help it- I was raised by a very expressive and highly intelligent man who thinks the world of me - I've never been repressed- or submissive for that matter.
In the spirit of putting one foot in front the other- I am gonna merge all the mis-adventures I didn't write about last year into one full post, without actually writing about them myself ... and then resume with weekly rants to feed the machine.
(also known as... Speaking to a professional)
I have a plethora of things I could say here- but months ago I decided to save myself the hassle, and protect everyone's identity, after I found this blog post. Read all about how I lost friend #1 here. I play the role of Spartan, naturally.
- Single Black Female
(also known as... Why there is no woman code)
You know how as females we surround ourselves with things? We collect shoes and purses and outfits and perfumes.... and girlfriends. If you're lucky like I have been, you have the girlfriends who have known you since Primary School, or early High School. If you're unlucky, like I have also been, you meet some women because you work with them, go to the gym with them, or you play mas with them. There are exceptions, but for the most part, these women are usually trouble. Sorry to say it, but all of us will eventually learn this the hard way. So that brings me to how I lost friend #2. Again, read all about it here.
(also known as "You Chose me? -yeahhhhhh... no. I don't"
Men choose, women settle. This is what I know. I've been to enough weddings to realize it to be a fact. We will date the man of our dreams for 11 years and never bring up marriage- at least not in a serious way, because he never brings up marriage. Every single wedding I have witnessed it has been the traditional - he asked, she said yes scenario. EXCEPT... for men, they marry you because they "want" you. Women tend to marry them because they asked.
Sorry to say it- actually no.... I'm not. I've watched enough marriages disintegrate only to see the woman rebound into a relationship with someone else who she is so well matched with that they make you sick with how perfect they are together. To be completely transparent, this is not about bashing men, because marriage is a huge step and any man willing to do that has my respect. Marriage is also a permanent situation, if you do it right. Choose wisely, and don't be forced to become someone you're not in order to make someone else happy. We women must assume more responsibility for being honest about when a dating relationship won't work... and get out fast. Easier said than done.
See how I lost friend #3, here.
(also known as... Aileen Wuornos reincarnated)
The latter half of 2012 fell into total anarchy. Nobody came out unscathed. I don't know if it was the Mayan calendar that made people start to act a fool, but some people lost their dang gone minds last year. It doesn't matter if you have a front row seat, or you watch from the nosebleed section ; watching someone use social media in unconstructive ways goes from amusing to pathetic within minutes. Think before you post ladies.... everybody remembers. SO, read it here.
I didn't actually lose a friend because of "Aileen", to be honest I barely knew her before I had to get a restraining order against her (haha) .But, I gained something even better!
There you have it- every mis-adventure worth mentioning. If you didn't recognize yourselves in any of the posts, breathe a sigh of relief. Kidding!!!