If you’ve stumbled upon this blog before, you might be thinking… “hmm, this doesn’t look the same!”
Every chick needs to touch up now and then.
For the past five years, I’ve been known as ‘The Single Chick’. I’m pushing 30 years of age and have often been asked, “When are you going to meet someone and settle down?”
And for the past five years I touted my lack luster love life simply as ‘bad luck’ or even a ‘curse’, which was very true – as evidenced by some of my earlier posts on this site. My friends and coworkers had their own name for me… “Freak Magnet”. Most people didn’t believe the kinds of messages I would receive from my online dating pusuits, or experiences in general – some downright hilarious and others completely creepy. And the rest – indescribable, really.
A friend said, “You should really blog about them.”
I thought about it. I had a lot of comical experiences and it would be pretty funny… and since people often referred to me as a single chick… I figured I would write from that perspective. But quite honestly, I was too lazy to do this ‘blogging’ thing.
Then, one night out of pure boredom – and being stood up on a blind date – I did.
I decided that if I was to be cursed in the ‘love’ department – I may as well make light of it and lace it heavy with sarcasm. Tongue in cheek, I began to document much of the outrageous-ness that comes along with the dating game.
And it was funny.
For a while.
After some 100 stories – it got old. (But still worth a laugh, so feel free to browse the archives!)
Anyway, even though I didn’t have to make any effort to attract some of the ‘unique’ characters I have – I also realized that despite my feelings of, “It’s not me, it’s them” – much of is was in fact ‘me’.
By focusing my energy on ‘them’ and my freaky magnetics – I was simply attracting more and more of the kinds of people I didn’t want to meet. And by focusing on my ‘perpetual’ single life – I was doing just that – becoming EVEN MORE perpetually single.
Perhaps Albert Einstein said it best:
“Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting results.”
With every experience, people evolve (most, anyway)… and if we are not continuously growing… then there’s a problem!
While I might have adopted “The Single Chick” name… it doesn’t mean I have to continue to write about my own ‘single life’, when there is so much more to share other than bad dates.
I am still a single chick however…because after all… there is only one of me.
This site is a collection of some of my previous (highly sarcastic) stories, current thoughts, lessons learned… and really, just my own personal growth.