The outside sky lead me to a beautiful afternoon in September when we decided to meet up for our first date. It wasn’t so much a date as it was a get to know you type of introduction. As always, if the date went well, we’d set up something more formal for a later time.
I always like to dress my best for a date so I suggested we meet up after work. Since we were both teachers, our routine had some similarities. I chose a white button down shirt with a pair of casual gray slacks. I felt confident and ready to be lead.
When he showed up, he was completely dressed down: a pair of shorts, a t-shirt and tennis shoes. When I look back, he was who he was…and nobody else. Our dinner conversation flowed very easily; I believe it was due to the fact that John is very happy in his profession and was excited to have met someone as well.
Although I had agreed to the date, I wasn’t really looking for anything serious. Back in 2013, I started a new position with a new district which was very challenging and required a lot of personal time. I wasn’t quite sure how I was going to fit a new relationship into the one was I was already creating with my job. As always, both require large amounts of time.
After the date was over we agreed to another date…but I wasn’t really interested in pursuing it.