I'm not one to get into long-term relationships, it just has never been my thing. I believe that we should enjoy people that come into our lives and not be afraid of what happens while they are there. Maybe we fall in love and get married, maybe we just make out for a while, or maybe we just become really cool friends and hang out a bunch. It never helps, in my case, to put too much pressure or stigma on relationships. Just have fun. That's not to say that I don't long for emotional attachment. I think I would love to be with a committed partner for the rest of my life, but right now, more than ever, I am content to just let whatever happens, happen.
A month or so ago, the captain of the high school football team and I reconnected on Facebook. (Facebook is cool for stuff like that, I guess, but I'm still not convinced I love it's data mining.) We started talking and realized we both live in NYC now. During high school I was friends with everyone. Everyone knew me, too, because my dad was our guidance counselor. He was the cool guy, so, that helped. Anyway, back to football boy. We decided to get together and, maybe it's the fact we grew up in the same place, have a ton of common ground, or we just really like each other that we've sort of fallen into dating. I'm not saying that all of the sudden the captain of the football team/lacrosse star is going to fall in love with me and we're living happily ever after, but I don't think 5 years ago, I would have given him a second thought. "High School Sierra" would've been still caught up on the fact that the "Football Star" would never date someone like me. Things happen when you just let them. Live with a full heart, full love and no fear of the next 5 minutes. Maybe we never hang out again. Maybe we just become really cool friends. Maybe we get married and fulfill a 15 year long prophecy. Who knows? All I know is I like this life; it's fun and I'm not afraid.