Because let me tell y'all sumpin...
This new Amy...
She is going be who she is (which, let's be honest...CAN be fabulous most of the time). So if I ever had to actually create a dating profile...the following would be included.
I wrote that several months ago...before 'The End' and my 'New Beginning'. It sounds easy enough. Simple right? I mean yes...I want MAGIC...but what makes it magical is a touch and a thought and intention.
The funny thing about being on the market and having a public blog that is as open as mine is that any potential suitor could read it and know things about me that one usually waits until the 3rd, or 17th date to share. Yesterday I found out that I had a reading audience of "real life" guys the ol blog from time to time. I panicked for about 4 seconds, quickly running through the list of posts in my mind that are included in the last 8 years (including but not limited to posts about pooping on the side of the road and my labia)...but then I shrugged and thought, "Well, if you read this and STILL want to date me...then you know what you are getting!"
So let me add to my list of wants shall I?
Here we go:
- You don't need to be a great dancer, but from time to time I would like you to sway back and forth with me. It might be in the kitchen, it might be in the backyard. But I want you to hold me and move with me...and seal the deal with a kiss.
- Speaking of kissing...you have to be a good one.
- You have to celebrate special days or occasions. You don't have to buy me expensive gifts, but thoughtfulness on my birthday or Christmas, or...just on a Monday is important to me. Write me a love note. Buy me a flower. Please don't just hand me your credit card and let me do all the work.
- You have to be sweet to my mother even when she is driving ME crazy and you have to pretend to understand my father when he is speaking "Al".
- You have to be kind to my friends. They are amazing. Many of them are crazy. But they are worth it.
- Must love, or tolerate with love like qualities...animals. Sorry. The fur children are my for real children.
And...one last thing.
I live with an open heart and mind.
I'll tell you my weaknesses long before I probably should.
And my heart is still in pieces.
I believe in love...even are my darkest of days, because I know it exists inside of me. I believe in passion and loyalty. I believe in people that mean what they say and do what they promise. I know those things are real because I am those things.
But it might take a little while for me to believe in you.
Because believing in Heather almost shattered me. I didn't know if I would come back from it. Some moments I still don't. But those are just moments now...they used to be days in a row. And so when I give you my hand, please be patient.
I am worth it.
(and p.s. It would also be helpful if you loved Mexican food, working out, and sex. Great).