Thursday, September 12, 2013

K is for Knights

Every girl secretly dreams of having a knight in shining armor come and save her from the monotony of life, even if she doesn't admit it. It's the same as the tall, dark stranger barging into the office or, for the men, a princess. We all hope to be connected, loved and wanted. It's a part of human nature.

Sometimes, we feel like we don't belong in the time or place in which we live. My own example is that I feel like I belong in England in the Victorian era. Unfortunately, actual time travel is not yet possible, although we have been dreaming about it for decades, even centuries. So what do we do with where we are?

I've been told that when you least expect it, you will find the right person for you. How would we prepare for that? I find it easier to work with the theory that we should all become the knights or princesses that others are seeking. If we work on ourselves, there is nothing that should hinder us from finding that connection that we so desperately need.

Start with breaking bad habits. I know for a fact this is easier said than done! One of many examples for me is biting my nails. I've been doing it for years and still haven't been able to break it, even with promises of money, using gloves and even chipping a tooth. But if we start with one bad habit and break it, then we can keep progressing until hopefully our bad habits are gone.

We can also do all we can to mix up our social circles. We can move, we can join a new gym or club, we can make a "Fab Five" list ( a list of five people of the opposite sex we want to get to know better), we can start checking off a bucket list, try something totally out of our element...There are lots of options here. The point is, get out of the old rut, get out of your comfort zone. Just get out! :)

There are more things I could say here, but the main point I guess I'm trying to make is, work on yourself and it will work out. When you feel like you've done all you can, be patient. The right person will come for you, wherever he or she is. For us singles, times are tough, and sometimes you want to give up. When those times come, find someone you can trust and talk. Sometimes confiding in someone who understands where you're coming from is enough to keep you going in spite of it all. Go to lunch, take a drive, hike, craft, or whatever, but make sure someone you trust is there, just in case.

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