In 2014 I was assaulted while out walking one afternoon. It took me a long time to accept that what happened was assault.
For as long as I can remember, my one true dream has been to have a house with a library. Over the past 10 years I have lived in nine cities. None of them have been ‘home’. But with each city my book collection continued to grow. Last month, I gave all my books away.
There are many reasons why the last relationship I was in ended. And for a long time after the breakup I tired them all on. It took me a long time to be truly honest with both myself and those who took the time to ask.
My last relationship was challenged many factors. But ultimately it ended because I wasn’t happy.
I hate online dating. It is frustrating, thrilling, vague, deceptive and addictive – generally, all at the same time. But some days there is nothing like an average date to put your life in to perspective.
Almost three years ago I met a man named Dave. Eighteen months ago he died. I have a million and one regrets. I regret never saying good bye. That he died alone. That I never even really got to understand his life.