Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chronicles Of A 20-Something...Love and Dating.

Let's be real --

The 20s ain't so breezy. At all. For many reasons, like:

Peeps don't take you seriously.
You're constantly struggling to prove yourself.
Every time you get caught up on bills, your car suddenly needs another tire, thus leaving you with only $1 left in your bank account.
Makin' mistakes is as common as Tyler Perry coming out with another film based on stereotypes of African-Americans.
the hardest thang above all others is dating. Oh, and love.

(photo found here)

Why? Honestly, the reasons can be debated until the end of time, but here are a few guesses:

There's no filter or ability to look out for those red flags that someone in their 30s, 40s, or 50s sees a mile away.

You don't put on the brakes when something deep down in your Soul doesn't feel right because they haven't been installed yet.

Plus, much to our regret, we don't just walk but run into those burning buildings. Those banks being robbed. The prisons full of convicts and chaotic peeps waiting to eat our heart for breakfast and sh*t it out before dinner.

Most of us simply know no better.

Yes. We go all in and don't look back, or think twice. We aren't jaded (for the most part) or wishing ill on an ex lover (yet).

We just want to love and be loved because, in the end, that's all we've ever known.

Until love and dating really begins.

1 comment:

Donna M. Cephas said...

Great post. It made me think of my 20's. I was a mess. Hang in there, when you hit your 40's it's like being in your 20's with wisdom, and you get the option of dating whatever age group, (cougars are sexy) you want. lol!