Trek Women
September 8, 2007

Putting it out there...

My how times have changed. When I was a teenager, if you “put out,” you were considered sleezy. Nowadays, all my single friends are chanting the same refrain, “I’ve got to put myself out there.” What happened that we’ve got to put it out there in order to get some (dates, I mean)? And, what are we supposed to be putting out anyway?? I wish I knew.

People have asked me, “Why don’t you have a boyfriend?” Oh, complicated question… or maybe not. I’ve never been a dater. My weight issues got in the way, or at least they were a convenient excuse for me to avoid potential rejection (ah ha!). I never thought I was attractive, so why would some guy want to go out with me. And you’re probably yelling at the computer screen right now, “Laura, looks do not equal love.” I hear you. But, if you don’t love yourself, how can you expect someone else to fill that void (ah ha! the sequel).

It spins back to self-esteem and I’m training myself in that area as much as I train my physical self on my bike or in the gym. So, I’m going to come up with a plan and start putting it (me) out there in the dating world and take my single’s speed from zero to 60. Stay tuned…

Comments

WOW!! Way to go. I was trying to Google Jenny to get in touch and came across you. Way to go!!! You have got to feel so great about yourself. If I were you, I would not worry about the dating scene. You are a great person. I just got divorced and am putting myself out there again, so I get what you mean. Tell Jen and your family I say hello. Congrats on all of your accomplishments. Marji

Posted by: Marji Swanson | Sep 9, 2007 4:55:40 PM

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