Occasionally I find fragments of writing in my iPhone notes. Mostly it’s random ramblings about love and friendship and this is no different. The following are examples of my dismal dating history that I wrote one day in 2011. It’s a bit of a giggle. Thank god I finally found someone amazing.
‘I’ve dated my fair share of musicians, all with varying success rates. Actually, let me rephrase that. All with varying failure rates.
The most memorable one (because I wasn’t actually aware we were dating) was a soulful indie musician with a tortured soul and bad tattoos. While I blissfully went along my daily business thinking I’d just made a new friend, he turned into a mega stalker and caused me to run for the hills of “let’s not be friends ever” at a rapid pace. The only battle scar I have from that “relationship” is a song he wrote about me killing myself that I found a few months ago. What can I say, I must have had quite an effect on him.
Two, another tortured soul but with slightly better tattoos this time. Our relationship consisted of a lot of cat and mouse chasing and most weekends during that 6 month period invariably ended with me waking up to his snoring and having to creep out the door at 8am to get to work on time. I’m not sure what was more successful, our relationship or his band. Funnily enough we’re still friends.
Three (the one I tried desperately to get over by unintentionally dating people that were pretty much the same) , broke my heart into a million pieces and stuck arouhd for far too long to make sure that he reminded me how much I loved him at the most inconvenient moments. Thankfully he and his guitar are busy touring the world so I don’t run into him too often. Unfortunately for me, there is a tattoo on my finger that reminds me of him every time I look at it. Thank god for chunky jewelry.’
How times have changed. Its funny what happens when you grow up. Things that consumed me a few years ago don’t even register on my radar anymore. As for that tattoo, all I see now when I look at it is a faded old peace sign.