Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Man Cleanse

I’m going on one year and 3 months of my self-imposed no-man diet.  When it first began I didn’t know if I could do it or not but I knew I had to try.  It’s been an adventure.  At first, of course, it sucked.  It sucked real bad.  But around about the 6-month mark things turned around and I felt a huge sense of relief.  Every time co-workers and friends complained about the men in their lives I felt thankful and blessed that all I had to worry about was me.  I was done navigating the eggshells of conflict and pissy moods.  Life was growing fun.

At about 9 months the thought of having a boyfriend actually made me feel nauseous.  Then around 11 months to a year came spring which seemed to awaken my body and spring fever.  I dreamed of loving most nights and started to feel a little impatient for affection.

Late spring things calmed down and I honestly can say I have found my new normal.  The thought of love doesn’t turn me off but it isn’t the meaning or reason for my life, either.  I’m fine with or without a man.  I’m not always happy, but I’m for sure not always (or even mostly) sad.  I’m at peace.. which is the best thing of all in my opinion.

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