24 little hours

How does the saying go? What a difference a day makes? In the space of a few short hours my special someone has shown me the meaning of tenderness. In no time at all he has blown away the hurts of the past year.

The healing is in the small things, little magic gestures that make me blush, a kiss on the shoulder, a steadying hand when I walk, smoothing my hair, tucking my head under his chin when we hug and bringing me take away coffee. Simple kindnesses that make me feel special.

And he dances with groove and grace, a dancing man! His brightness is palpable as he light footedly dances round my lounge and my heart. He makes a potent recipe to finally get some happy.

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Learning to smile again

Hello you, I’m sorry I’ve been away so long but you see I’ve been on an emergency hetox.

Yes, no men, no dating, no online, no nothing. Just me and a long, hard look in the mirror. It was really lonely and horrible to begin with and then it got easier and more normal and almost in the end dare I say it even enjoyable. I’ve got my mojo back.

I’m ashamed to admit I’ve had an unhealthy addiction to one particular guy this year. I laboured for 8 long months under the tortured impression that he loved me, that we were star crossed lovers, that our timing was wrong, that he was trying to find his way to me. I opened my heart and he never looked, I waited and he never came.

Bottom line? He’s just not that into me.¬†When I finally faced this harsh fact it was sad but liberating. I don’t want to be anyone’s dirty little secret, a fancy on the side, I deserve to be celebrated and cherished.

So I’m proud to say this sister finally dug deep, found some good old fashioned gumption and went cold turkey. I broke the lovesick habit, and now I see what a waste of energy and love it’s been. Energy and love I need for myself.

Like attracts like and now that I’m centered again, fate has stepped in and surprised me. I found a truly nice, gentle, caring, sexy man. He’s been there all along but I couldn’t see him, his energy was blocked and overshadowed. But something magic happened and here we are. I am living in the moment again not in a fantasy in my head. He makes me feel happy and that today is a simple, precious gift.

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