I’m Going on a Date – With Myself

Yeah; weird, right. Since starting the whole dating game a little more than a year ago, I’ve been noticing a downward trend in my overall happiness with life. Forgoing the momentous trial period of high school and college, I suppose I have some work to do before I know exactly what kind of person I’m searching for. While reflecting upon my previous relationships (all three), I noticed a general trend: in each of these relationships, I gave more than I was given. What I mean by this is that I think I was more into the relationship than the other person was. Reason: I was compensating for a lack of relationship with myself.

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And it begins ….

When it comes to writing the first post on any blog, I always seem to choke on the first few sentences. Whether it is my absolute fear of using improper English (even though I claim to be an English teacher) or my utter lack in ability when it comes to writing introductions, I find it incredibly satisfying once it all comes together. Learning from prior blogs, I’ve learned that the first post should always answer the following question:

Why did you make this blog?
To be honest, I needed to find a venue to record my thoughts. I was recently non-renewed in my district and, because of this, it has left me questioning my role in the┬áprofession, my future, my aspirations, and so on. If twenty-year-olds could have a midlife crisis … I have entered that phase.

So I hope to update this blog with that particular story soon but, for now, enjoy the idea that this blog will serve as a springing board, and I do ask that you relay your thoughts in the comments below. I love hearing what others think.