Fuck irrational emotions.
I was still in elementary school when this happened, so the only memories I have of it from the time are those of the jokes and punchlines, of a woman so crazy to have done something like this. And that’s all I really understood of it well into my adulthood.
I totally feel you on that!
Oh, I forgot about the No Car issue! I had a car, so I was ok with driving pretty much anywhere, but at some point I stopped dating people who didn’t have cars because I didn’t want to be onus of travel to be always on me. (This was especially true when I was living in Vallejo and wasn’t near BART).
I spent six of my “prime” dating years dating in and around the East Bay. I lived in various cities in the East Bay but went on dates with/dated people from the North Bay to the South Bay and everywhere in between.
I’m disappointed that photos of the non-winners weren’t included.
Exactly. The friends in my life who have kids make it work by:
These findings are not surprising.
It can definitely be that much, and more so at the younger grade levels.
Because in all the other scenarios, I have the luxury of just reacting. It’s just me I have to worry about—what I do or don’t do won’t be judged harshly or picked apart. As a teacher, I didn’t have that luxury—I was expected to care for 30+ students at any given moment and put their well-being above my own. My choices…
I left teaching last year after six years in the classroom.
That’s exactly what I said to my boyfriend last night!
I never made too much of my staplers because I always had them for the classroom and inevitably my students would break them...no point in getting attached when they were likely to get murdered.
I’m ready to start the week, but I need people to work with me, and they’re not. *whine*
So I have exclusively dated using online apps the entirety of my dating life (seriously...going on dates with people I’ve met without having read a profile seems super strange to me) and am (hopefully) with the man I’m going to marry, who I met on OKC.
Mitzi is learning to tolerate, and maybe even love, her Christmas clothes (though not really the hat...she’s waiting for a treat in the right photo...)
I have wanted one for so long, but the cost has held me back. Which one did you get and how much did it cost? I may have to treat myself to one once I start my new job.
Yeah, the whole “my boyfriend is studying abroad” thing makes it seem like we’re a lot younger, but we’re both in our 30s, so (HOPEFULLY) we won’t change too drastically in the next year. I’m sure that he will change a little--traveling abroad for extended times just does that to people--but I’m hoping it’s not…
Thank you for this. I will be taking care of his dog while he’s gone, but I think we’ve done a lot of work to help make my experience with her better in his absence (training, changing routines, etc.).
This makes me feel better about our situation. I know that if we can make it through this year, we’ll be in it for the long-run.