Love a [fragile]Heart, again!

Love a Heart 2012: The Bachelorettes

It’s February1. You know what that means, right? It’s Heart Month. I’m not going to lie. I was looking forward to it this year. I had a great time last year2 and I know this year will be even better.

Last year, a date with me meant dinner at Fresh & a sexy Yoga class at the Ritz Carlton. Are you wondering what date package will be in my envelope this year? I’d love to tell you before the event, but I’d have to kill you3.

If you haven’t heard about Love a Heart, it’s a fun evening filled with lots of handsome men & women who have donated their time for a great cause. Shannon Hunter started the charity auction in 2011 and has raised $21,000 already; she hopes to bring the amount to $30,000 after the event on Thursday4. You can check out full details on Facebook or you can buy ticketsย here.

Love a Heart 2013

If you’ve been to Love a Heart in previous years, there have been quite a few changes. Changes you’ll have to attend to discover, of course. I can’t give you all the answers!

No one answered me last year, so I want to ask again: What’s your favourite date activity?

  1. just in case you failed to notice []
  2. despite being full of anxious thoughts about not being worthy of being up on stage with such stellar women []
  3. jokes on you, I don’t actually know []
  4. February 14th []

When people surprise you

I’ve been meeting a lot of new people lately, and it’s so… refreshing. I feel like I’m in University all over again, but with more freedom than I did when I was actually in University. It’s pretty freeing to be able to talk about anything and everything with people who have no reason to judge you based on your past, because they simply don’t know it. There’s something about making new friends that’s so great, sort of like starting a new relationship; when you still have the chance to shape it into whatever you want.

When I was younger, I never really paid attention to how my actions in-the-right-now would affect my relationship with people in the long-run. For the most part, I had the tendency to choose1 romance over friendship. There, I said it. Remember all those posts where I wondered why I didn’t have any girl friends. After the last year and a half I’ve certainly realised how stupid I actually was2 for never trying hard enough.

You learn a lot about yourself when you meet new people who are genuinely interested in learning about you. The stories you tell and how you tell them, can show you a lot about yourself that you wouldn’t really learn otherwise. The things I’m learning about myself are definitely things I never imagined I’d be described as, yet I haven’t been disappointed yet3. Of course, there are some things that I know I need to work on but, at least I know.

Speaking of people surprising me; it’s wonderful when you find people who are in the same ‘place’ in their life as you and you can share things that you wouldn’t be able to share with anyone else. I’m excited about enjoying people’s company without thinking I’m in love with them. Not that this has been a problem in the past with girlfriends but rather that I tended to only have male friends and boyfriends so it was hard to see that line between just genuinely enjoying someone’s company, and being in love with them.

Someone once told me that they loved this age4, and I’m honestly beginning to believe them.

How do you feel about meeting/learning new people?

p.s. Happy Friday the 13th5!

  1. what I thought to be []
  2. instead of being ‘smart’ like I thought I was []
  3. Thank goodness! []
  4. I’m 28 []
  5. my favourite day of any year []