Submitted by megan on Sat, 07/25/2009 - 22:42
Well, Internet, I've been keeping a secret from you.
Okay, not so much a secret. Just private. It's going around, it seems.
Normally, I'd be spilling all over myself to tap tap tap you out all the news concerning this information. With selected details and careful gushing.
I have been dating.
It's true. There is a person I have been meeting on a regular basis. We go out, we get tipsy, we remove our pants. Not always necessarily in that order, and occasionally one of those elements is absent.
In and of itself, this is not particularly remarkable. I've dated a fair few people over the past few years. Most of them have morphed from lovers to good friends. Occasionally they've hip-scotched over that line, one way or 'tother.
Thing is, I blogged about them all, and while I don't think blogging had anything to do with anything at the bottom line, I am reminded of a saying I stole from Jennifer. Do what you've always done, get what you've always gotten.
While I am not going to complain about the getting of good friends, the word that I have for the feeling that I'm feeling about my dates with D.Jack is this one: protective.
Blogging dating puts on some pressure. It forces me to say something, to make decisions about what I'm feeling, to make borders of definitions. And make them public.
So I am doing what I have not always done. I am giving this one room to breathe.