Over the past couple of days, I've been engaged in a thoroughly entertaining round of emails with two of my favorite gals. It all started when Amanda mentioned an ex-boyfriend I knew nothing of since I had not known her way back when. I needed more info. I needed to know when he happened, what happened with them, and why he's gone now.
Ask and you shall receive. Soon after, Amanda provided Steph and I with a detailed timeline of the various guys she's at some point dated over the last 10 or so years as well as important facts about each one. Because it was just a load of fun to read (we're really quite a clever bunch of girls who know how to make even the simplest list into an enjoyable read), Steph decided she should make one, too.
Stephanie is the only one who has completed her list. She'll actually be celebrating her one year anniversary this weekend. I like her husband better than any other guy from the list. But I had forgotten some of those on the list, especially from early high school days. She always had a string of guys lining up to date her. I certainly hope her husband knows what a catch he got. Well, I'm confident that he does...
I couldn't be the only one not playing this little game, so I composed my own list. I have to say that it's actually kind of fun to take the walk down memory lane and remember the different guys who at one time wanted nothing more than to take me on a date... or the ones that I wanted nothing more than for him to realize I existed, ha! (I was a little shy in high school, to say the least). I hadn't thought about some of them literally in years. Should any of you be reading this, I hope you are doing well.
I have to say that I've been fortunate to have known some pretty terrific guys. Granted, not one yet that was so terrific that he's in my life for good (no offense boys), but I'll find one to keep around when the time is right I'm sure. Nonetheless, I know that I've had a lot of fun over the years when it comes to dating. I'm confident that I learned something from each relationship. And really I think that in the end if it doesn't work out, you can't ask for much more than that. Even those that have broken my heart still managed to bring a lot of joy to my life (before said heart breaking, of course) and a deeper appreciation for what it means to love somebody.
So these emails this week has certainly brought many laughs along with some fond memories of days gone by, but in the end these lists kind of have a part in the women that the 3 of us have become. I think we learn the most from the other people in our lives. Amanda and I are still working on finding the end of our list. But for now, it's been fun to remember stories about first dates and first kisses and the times we wanted to get home fast and times we wished we didn't have a curfew... thanks for the walk down memory lane girls!