“I don’t think so!” he said snapping his fingers and working his neck.
That was me narrating myself.
For those of you voyeurs who watched as I took the 100 Dates Challenge this year, don’t worry, I didn’t forget about it. Between studies and personal mock, it didn’t quite happen as it was meant to. Was it a failure? Nope. Do I regret it? No way! You clearly don’t know the jawonthefloor way if that’s the natural assumption.
What I set out to do was find my groove and just get all that awkwardness out of the way and improve social skills. Some people didn’t believe this and thought it was an excuse to whore around. So be it. If that’s what people want to use the 100 Dates Challenge for, that’s fine.
Instead I went on many dates with the same person, and they were great! If I had been counting, I’m sure I probably even exceeded 100, not that that was the intention. Remember if you going to do this challenge for yourself find a balance between quantity and quality. The idea is to get them all out of your system to make yourself a master dater and exceptional social navigator, but if you think you have met the right person on the way (go back and check the rules in the other posts in the category and feel free to make up your own as you go along, just like we did) then don’t let anything stand in your way. If it “fails”, it “fails.” Of course, if you’re a good Floor Jawer you will know that there are no failures in life.
I didn’t learn those social skills and experience that first “date” exhilaration that comes with the unexpected. All of the dates were with friends anyway! But again, no regrets. I had some great conversations that I would not normally have outside of the context of friendship with Tswana Queen, jolyndotme.wordpress.com and Queen Galaktika. I had a great time and always lots of laughs.
So where to from here? Keep earning, learning, living and exploring is the answer. Like I said, the Challenge didn’t go as planned, but what does? In this I see the beauty of life; unexpected and filled with blessings. Always a lesson to learn, I say.
<p>Author <a href=”https://plus.google.com/102128103971030481396” target=”blank” rel=”author”>Jerome Cornelius</a></p>