I’m baaack. I high-tailed it out of town right after the project ended for a week vacation in LA – a defensive move in case there were any psycho guys – kidding, sort of. Back in Chicago now, I guess my first thought about the project is I’m proud that I learned how to take each date as a real possibility – not why, but why not. With a bit of prodding, I had eventually embraced that attitude when I initially agreed to be part of the project. There were a million reasons to not do this, and, in my mind, always a million and one to do it.
The other thing I learned was how to share more about myself right away to those close to me. GG knows how I operate, like how I’d tell her, “remember four months ago when you said I seemed down, but I said it was nothing? Well actually…” Instead, it got to be interesting to have people immediately ask me or email about Guys that I’d gone out with, or probably more importantly, encourage me (or criticize me ) in different ways. I felt more…at risk, but also more alive, like I rebooted my life. And with a job search underway, the reboot is really on!
Endless thanks to my project partners: GG, Elizabeth and Sarah. I think we seriously need a few project post-mortem drinks! To the Readers and Commenters: thanks for your participation – it really does take a village. Special thanks to my class-act sponsor, epoch.floral (and we need to catch up sometime soon Mike!). Finally, sincerest thanks to all the Guys – I appreciate your gullibility and willingness to be part of this whole thing. I still owe Guy 25 a quick date, as I promised him, and I really should call Guy 14 and Guy 21-22 - all the same guy – since I said I would. But my mind is increasingly wrapped up in one Guy, aka Guy 9, Guy 18, and Guy 24. Dare I admit that I think I missed him when I was in LA? Should I risk publicly saying I was a bit disappointed that he flew out of ORD for a week vacation a mere hours before I landed there on my return? There’s a million reasons not to, and a million and One to go ahead. He’s the One.
Its been fun – all the best,