I came across a blog the other day because of a Twitter follow. The Wife Hunt. The premise is definitely something that I could sink my teeth into and sympathize with. A woman is on the search for Mrs. Right. Attempting to put herself out there in a genuine way. She’s not playing games. Not looking to rack up a bunch of names to make her own self esteem better. She’s not being immature about it. She’s honestly going out there in the world and looking for an honest and genuine partner, while documenting her escapades.
It’s almost exactly what I wanted to do when I decided that I wanted to head out of the shadows and begin living more from the heart in an authentic way. While I don’t feel I have even been a tenth successful in that goal, this woman, while her wife hunt is still on, has gone leaps and bounds in fulfilling her promises to herself and really, truly changing her approach when it comes to the dating scene, confronting her own inhibitions and going after what it is she wants in her relationships.
And then…her posts are absolutely amazing! Cool, witty, heartfelt, emotional, hilarious, vulnerable, real and healing. Yes, healing. It’s incredibly healing to hear about how others overcome their emotional trials and tribulations, especially when you are in the throws of your own and the world begins to feel like an enormously lonely place. I was glued to my computer reading and re-reading so many of her posts. I felt like I knew her just from her writing, and felt like I had found a kindred spirit. I looked at some of her experiences and found myself shouting “yes!” because that’s the only thing to do when you realize that someone has been through the EXACT same ringer you have. It’s refreshing to read, and soothing to the soul to see someone so raw and open about their feelings and their relationship needs.
It gives me such hope for romance, even while most of me is too afraid to even hope because of how badly I’ve been burned in the past. It also reinforces my love for women. I’ve always been a deeply emotional person, and have always yearned for a deeply emotional and intuitive partner, even someone who grounded my flighty mind and heart with some of their logic and realism. The bonds that I have formed with the women in my life and the way I see others bonding around the world have only given me a stronger yearning to find that beautiful majestic woman that was somehow made just for me.
With just a few posts, she was able to turn me into a full-on mushy romantic, the likes of which I haven’t seen since high school. See? She’s that good. Among some of my favorite posts are: My Head Fuck Parts A &B and Plane Girl.
As a short woman, I can empathize with her view of the world from under 5’2”, but she writes as though her readers are her dear friends. And really, as I scour the internet for new ways to connect, new ways to build a community for myself, this is one of the most invaluable finds of the summer. I have never been so happy with a Twitter follow 🙂
So go lovelies, read her posts and believe again.
She’s got me believing in romance. And I really REALLY hope she finds it in the end, cuz my tiny, fragile heart is kinda riding on her success to propel myself back out there again….
Ha, just kidding, it’s totally not that serious.
(It’s absolutely that serious. I just didn’t want to sound too crazy.)
So I’m wishing a fellow blogger over at The Wife Hunt
Romance and Whimsy
and wishing you all a sprinkling as well
‘Till next time lovelies,