It took me a while to realize it, but “Saying Yes,” doesn’t mean you always have to wait for someone else to ask the question. Since being dumped by Match.com man, I made a goal to go on at least one date a month for the rest of the year. Great goal, right? I know! Problem is, dating has never come easy to me. Men don’t just fall into my lap. Dates are not easy to come by. I can’t just sit around and wait. In order to meet my goal, I need to get out there and meet new people.
I’ve talked a lot about “saying yes” over the past year. I realized that I need to stop waiting for people to invite me to new experiences. I need to go out and make those new experiences happen. I should be the one inviting my friends out to try new things. I keep saying I want to go back to school, take some classes, learn new things. On Thursday, I received a course catalog from a local community college. I found a beginner’s photography class for only $69 that fits within my work schedule and I’m going to take it. I convinced my writing buddy and her husband to go see a band with me. Okay, maybe I didn’t convince them, but I did invite them and they did go! Last week I invited a couple of friends to go drinking. I’m tired of sitting around being lonely and I’m not going to do it anymore.
Saying yes goes both ways. I’m going to seek out new experiences and I’m going to accept invitations to them. I’m going to live.