20 First Dates - Part Six, Valentine's Edition

Today should be a fun (for me) post – the time when I am finally going to speak about MY 20 FIRST DATES, and what I learned, before delving into the amazing journeys of contributors and their dates.

It’s a fun post, but also one I have hesitated to post because on my journey, I found LOVE; and honestly have been so wrapped up in a new normal, that while it’s been weighing on my mind that I shut readers out after taking them partway, I just haven’t taken the time to continue writing about the journey from there to here.

However, today is the second anniversary of the first date I went on post-filing. I don't know what either of us was thinking, going out on Valentine's Day, but it seemed apropos to start writing again about the dates, on this anniversary, after a hiatus.

There is so much more to share, and I wonder how much to share about the actual dates, since that isn’t what this is really about, and how much to share about the lessons I’ve learned, which is what it is really about.

I wonder if any of the dates that I am still friends with will read these words, see themselves, and offer a rebuttal.

Seeing myself spiraling down the rabbit hole, I now take you back to the dates themselves before I digress further, or convince myself to stop writing.