In my post I’ve got a confession to make! I gave myself a challenge.
That was to ask a guy, who I have taken a shine to, out for a drink. Make it known that I like him.
After declaring to
the world my blog that I was going to bite the bullet and just ask, I had days to wait until I had the opportunity.
And those days dragged.
And my imagination went wild.
And I was going to back down.
But………I did it!
It was my initial plan to ask him face to face but partly due to fears, partly due to not wanting to put him in an awkward position and partly to do with some other obstacles, I couldn’t find the right moment.
I left feeling like a failure and had a huge cloud of uncertainty clogging my mind, which to be fair could have quite easily been the alcohol! But that’s when I knew, I had to tell him.
So I sent a text.
A text felt like the easy way out so I still felt like a failure but hey, I figured, I’m a writer – that’s the way I work. Plus the only awkward silence I would have to deal with is the silence of my phone.
And the cloud began to disperse.
I didn’t get the answer I was looking for (in other words, it was a polite No’) but I got so much more.
I had broken the curse of ‘not putting myself out there’ and the rejection didn’t sting as much as the regret would have.
So as I sit typing this blog with a smile on my face and a Bloody Mary by my side (I’m going to Notting Hill Carnival shortly), I now know that closure tastes so much sweeter than ‘what if’ and ‘I wonder’.
Therefore, I shall continue on my asking path!
Oh, and another thing – I am pleased to say that I haven’t had any more crazy thoughts about ironing!
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