You know you’re in a strange/sad situation when…

…you’re a single, 25 year-old girl and the person who you have a constant conversation with and who wishes you good morning and good night is a 14 year-old boy. No, I’m not a pedophile, there’s explanations and reasons leading up to this situation! Don’t freak out and call the cops! I’m posting this collection of things that have been on my mind lately mostly because it’s a chance to organize and lay them all out. If my first sentence hadn’t thoroughly disgusted you, read on to hear me out! Continue reading

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Online Dating Discoveries

One of my close friends thought it’d be fun to try online dating, so I thought . . . why not? She’s honestly the sort that was TOTALLY against online dating and she hardly ever tries anything new. For her to actually make an account and start trying out an app to find someone made me realize . . . that I should give this a shot too. At the end of the day, the two of us, including Selene, were totally . . . over this online dating. No more. Continue reading

“As a teacher, you need to befriend your students… but you must not be their friend.”

I am not “new” to the world of teaching, however I am only one month in to my professional training to be a certified educator. So far, one of the (many) things I’m worried about when starting my practicum is the bit on professionalism.

By that, I don’t mean being searchable on Google and the prospects of future students/parents/teachers finding anything unprofessional about me–Even if my Facebook was visible,¬† they wouldn’t be able to find anything remotely inappropriate. Instead, my biggest concerns relates to how I can form bonds with each member of the class I am assigned to without being unprofessional about it.

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Whelp, I tried.

Short ending to a short story: I asked Country Boy how he would feel if I said I liked him as more than friends, and he said he wouldn’t want that because he saw me as a “best friend”. In other words, friend zoned.¬†Given that this was yesterday’s news, I can now say with confidence that I did not cry over the matter–even if it was essentially a rejection.

Some might conclude that if I didn’t cry over the matter, it meant that I didn’t actually love him… well, that could be true, but I prefer to think of it in another way. Even through my wording when I brought up the topic with him, I didn’t outright say “I like you” but rather something more along the lines of “is it okay to like you”. My mindset was that I finally liked him enough to consider dating him, but I was still hesitant in committing to liking him because I didn’t want to be hurt if it was to all come to nothing. So I asked him what he’d think first.

Honestly, at this time when I have no idea what country/city I will be living in a year from now, this is not the time to be concerning myself with love and relationships anyways. I gave it a shot with him because I wanted to clarify that what we had was truly friendship and nothing more, and now that that’s over with I’m free to talk to whomever I’d like/apply to schools that aren’t near to home without reservations. Considering that he still messaged me to have our regular Skype chat last night and the session was like every session before that, I think I can happily conclude that our present relationship wasn’t destroyed by my risky gamble. And that’s enough for me. #thisiswhyi’msingle.

Still in the single sisterhood whether I like it or not,
unjustNyx

Love out of Desperation?

I don’t know if that’s as documented of a thing as Stockholm Syndrome, but if there is… I think we would be a highly susceptible group =P

We’ve had our conversations about love and romances and reasons why we’d be single for at least the near future. It all seems pretty logically and empirically-based in fact, but is there an irrational side that we’re missing in our equations? Can love stem from the sheer fact that we’re available and looking? @bittersweetselene, @cynicalartemis and I seem to believe it’s impossible due to the sheer lack of men as potential date prospects around us. It makes me wonder… Will there be some unannounced presence either from the past or in the near future who will storm his way into our lives and throw all our equations out the window? Continue reading

Attraction or Attention Whore?

I’m just wondering…does proximity breed attraction?

How do you know you like the person and not the attention he’s giving to you?

I find that sometimes when I’m working on a group project, or meeting someone familiar in a new place, or even talking to someone for long periods of time…I slowly become attracted. Continue reading