I have to share that I had a great Happy Hour yesterday after work. A colleague and I went to the cutest little ‘hole in the wall’ bar near her home and the best part was truly enjoying a great conversation.
Having the opportunity to get to know her on a personal level actually made me very happy. To hear about her life, her children and a little insight into how she is handling the ‘second part of our lives’ (as older/semi-single women) made me feel good too.
But I have to admit, after I left; I had to laugh at myself (while driving in the torrential rain) because the first thought that entered in my mind was almost like when I was doing the dating thing: “OMG you idiot, you totally over-shared and she (replaced from he) thinks you’re an absolute loon”…
It made me laugh even further because I will admit that I left feeling ‘giddy’ and happy; which I haven’t felt in a long time. I also thought of all the future ‘dates’, things we could do, how we both enjoyed Pink Martini and more. Yes, just like dating, I sat in the car and over thought every stupid thing that I shared with her and worried, “will she ever want to see me again?” (lol)
Not having girlfriends to just share things with (okay so I also over-share) with my poor colleagues (no wonder they roll their eyes and walk the other way), unless of course, I trap them in their offices. HA HA My sister is my best friend, but I’m in a different place (she’s dealing with the having 2 young kids), it was nice not to think about those things again. And I need to host another girls only evening!
But this evening made me realize how much I enjoyed and missed having someone who is ‘somewhat similar’ to myself (okay I only mean that we are both not as young – age wise) but laughed that we both like similar things and we both enjoy being speed demons (in the cars). It was very refreshing to just share yourself with someone and not have to be their wing-man (like I was for my past girlfriend who now disowned me over her boyfriend) and to share that we have older kids, we’ve had past lengthy marriages and the insight into what is next for us.
She is an amazing woman; beautiful, funny, can be just as politically incorrect as I am (although I’m still the nasty little chihuahua type), she’s got that long, thin stylish look and just great to be around.
So, I can only hope that I get a second date (lol) and a new friend! 🙂 Thank you Erica for being such an amazing woman!