“Sure there is plenty of fish in the sea. But there’s also sharks, seaweed, crabs, piranhas, and toxic waste.”
Here is my very first attempt at vlogging on Sweet Cicily. Giving it a go on here, as my publisher mentioned I will have ample opportunity to interact with my readers through various mediums. There ain’t nothing fancy about it. I literally pressed record on my iPhone and let it all pour out of this here noggin.
Forgive me, it’s a shaky attempt, as I clearly just ran in from CrossFit, not wearing a stitch of makeup, and said “uhm” more times than I could count. If you are out there Mrs. White/AKA my high school debate team coach, I will work on it.
This week I was inspired by both my personal dating experiences this week and my weekly Monday morning conversation with Michiyo, my amazing educational assistant. Tonight I dedicate this piece to all you men and women dating “floundering” fishes. It’s time to cut bait, reevaluate, and begin casting your line for the greatest “catch” of your life.
Much like the quote I selected for tonight, I too have dated everything there is in the metaphorical sea. Yours truly has gone out with crabs, sharks, floundering fish (a.k.a wishy washy), etc. Michiyo has been by my side through my divorce over four years ago. She has seen me date dozens of different fish in the sea. After listening to my latest, fishing excursion, she offered some sage Japanese advice.
You have two options. Do you want to continue to be the little fish waiting to take a bite at any bait or would you much rather play the role of the fisherman? Having control in selecting the fish of YOUR choice. Carefully creating the perfect lure (i.e personality traits of the best version of you), putting yourself really out there in deeper waters, and waiting patiently for the right fish to swim along.
I love our talks. She is always spot on when it comes to life, love, and her advice is always painted so beautifully. After several months of dating an individual who continued to “flounder”, I chose to cut bait. Wished him some light and love in my heart and thoughts, it was time to let that one loose.
Experience has taught me, waiting patiently reaps the greatest rewards. I believe this also applies to matters of the heart. So this little lady is really going to put myself out there, where only the great catches swim freely. When the time is right, I am going to reel in my GREAT CATCH!
My First Vlog EEEEEE—VVVAAAA