Walk home turned into a conversation about relationships.
It’s an intriguing thing to me since I don’t typically go out in the world looking for them, and the ones I’ve had typically spawned from long friendships and connections.
The first one hit like - boom. It was senior year, she was a great friend, and the week it happened was this long series of awkward encounters after an interesting prom experience with a group. She was sweet it actually initiated a number of things for me, including the first long term job I had, exposure to a family of liberals.
The second one was interesting. As with the first, it was a friend, but I actually initiated it. In truth, we were quite different and it didn’t work out.
For the third one I’ll make use of this GIF of Kevin. (hey Kevin!)
So, as with the other two it stemmed from a long term friendship, and it was mutual as it turns out. She apparently was debating on asking, I was debating on asking, both of us were making some third party suffer through our debating. In terms of how it worked out, it was this odd meshing of certain similarities and certain drastically different views. She pulled out parts of me that never saw daylight and I appreciated it. I realize that I have demons that I have to deal with, still, but it was rather fun to actually take part in an anime convention, cosplay, have dyed hair, do some scandalous things, and first of all have a great friend.
What happens next? For now, just the regular day to day.
I still have those skeletons in my closet, though the more I’ve had pulled out the more I’m aware of them. Whether I’ve done anything to shatter them is anyone’s guess.
There’s also the point that I’m, as I long have been, not interested in dating. Not that I wouldn’t mind it, but I’m not interested in the pursuit, at least, not yet. I wouldn’t mind building out more friendships overall, so there’s that.
Back to homework.