I’m a romantic… I send letters, flowers, plan adventure dates. If I care about someone one, I like to surprise them with all kinds of fun and zany events. I WILL rescue you from your 9-5, that’s a promise! The problem is I have to care about you enough for me to want to do that. If I care about you, I’ll remember all the little things you said. I’ll send you a picture frame as a way of saying congratulations for getting your new office, and have a picture of your favorite animal as a place holder. I’ll pick you up from work because I want to see you, and because I understand that in the craziness that is life a 15-min car ride with you might be all I get today. I don’t like all the flack guys are getting!!! I know I might not be the norm but seriously… all guys are capable of doing the little things and grand gestures if they feel like they’ve found their Princess.
I dated a girl before I reformed and was a terrible to her. Since we’ve parted ways she dated two frogs before she found her Knight. I think far too often we find ourselves in situations where we need to pull the plug because it’s not going anywhere. Most people will stay and try to fit a round peg into a square hole, the strong few will cut bait and realize they deserve better. I think we learn, we grow, and we evolve from those experiences. It’s that growth and experience that enables us to see a Princess or a Knight coming. Then you can distinguish a Knight in Shining Armour from a Knight in Under Armour or a real Princess from a lady in waiting.
I’m going on 2 years being single but I’m not giving up… I know I’m a romantic but I paid my admission fee to this wild ride called life and I’m getting my happily-ever-after damn it!
Looking back on TheEngagementProjects post… maybe it isn’t so bad to be 11?
I think Ol’ Blue Eyes said it best – “Fairy tales… can come true… It can happen to you… If you’re young at heart.”