Monday, September 14, 2015

S - C'est Fini, Pour Moi

I have been so excited to write this post. I even had a dream about it. Paul and I had a candid conversation the other day, and we both agreed that we were not only cool with quitting the blog, we'd actually preferred to.

I've been over this endeavor for quite some time. Once again, I am reminded that while you are able to control many things in life, love is not one of them. I have gone out on a plethora of first dates, but I'm not enjoying the process at all. There are so many other things I'd rather do - read, write, look for blemishes in my magnifying mirror, watch the 3rd season of Sex and the City for the 14th time... You know, stuff.

I have also observed the world around me through clearer lenses. Yeah, I have a few friends in healthy, happy relationships, but I also have friends in not so great unions. The grass may always be greener, but you still  have to mow both sides.

Falling in love is also no longer on the top of my priority list. I'm way more interested in concentrating on my health, career, and happiness. A friend of mine told me that she is her best when she is in a relationship, and it got me to thinking. The truth of the matter is, I think I'm at my best when I'm single. I'm more creative, I eat better, drink less, and work out more. Now, that could also be because I haven't found the right guy who compliments my ways, but whatever.

So, this is a mic drop for ole Shelby Louise Stockton. It's been fun-ish. If you feel you'll miss me, may I suggest you keep tabs on the Desperately Seeking John Stamos blog? As soon as I'm cleared from this NDA, shit is about to get REAL!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

S - September Morn

Dammit. Summer is over. Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to the temperature dropping a bit, but school is back in session, and that means I have to work. I have made the decision to cut back on the teaching to concentrate on my own endeavors and figure out my next step, so I shouldn't be a riddled mess like I was last year.

OK, let's play catch-up. As I mentioned in my last post, I took August off from the blog and hardcore dating. Yeah, sure, I went on a few first dates last month, but they lead to nothing but a vodka soda or 2. I went on another first last night as well. Im getting very good at firsts.

Last night's gentleman asked what my longest relationship was. The answer is 2 years. He then asked how long ago that was. Crap. Maybe 17 years ago? Ever since then it's been 3-6 months. I made a decision a long time ago to get out of a relationship ASAP if I knew it was going nowhere, and I have stuck to that promise. That or the dude breaks up with me first, but whatever. After I answered his questions, I realized that this relationship resume probably does not look all that auspicious. I'm the female George Clooney, if he were financially strapped and trying to lose 5 lbs. I guess the silver lining is that I'll meet my Amal in my twilight years. #bragging

Fall can be depressing, but this male siren will pull you out of the depths.

Oh, you guys! I'm going to do some shameless plugging as well. Paul and I started an Instagram account titled ShelbyandPaul, and it's dedicated to DubSmashes. We have grown obsessed with the Lisa Rinna/Kim Richards feud. I want to meet Lisa Rinna SO BADLY and take a picture with her as Lisa Rinna. I may want it more than love. Hit the link, check us out, and follow us. It's so easy.