I met someone.
It's new, and still fresh but, he's letting me know how he sees me. And maybe, just maybe... I need to hear him.
He is young. Ish. Younger, but mature. And sweet. And my gut says be careful you know this type... but also... be open.
Because as one person - no, as the universe and literally everyone around me is trying to tell me these days - I need to lighten the fuck up. I have been so closed off for the past year and it's time to let that go. For real. No more pretending.
Because you never know.
And I don't. (Even though I like to think I do.)
It's a bit strange though, every single time I start to think "meh, no big deal, it's not going to go anywhere" (and I mean EV-VER-RY-TIME), I get these almost instant, verbal reinforcements telling me, literally, to be open to it.
Whether its a friend telling me to just enjoy the ride, or having a virtual stranger suggest I do a piece on dating younger men who have their shit together, or overhearing a conversation at yoga class about letting go of expectations and letting things fall together - this message is confronting me.
And I can't ignore it anymore.