With the change of seasons, it is now the time for the dormant winter single to come out of hibernation. As the weather gets warmer, and skinny-me-tea’s share price suddenly rises as a result of every female’s last dash attempt at shedding the winter weight, I’ve come to the realisation and acceptance that the only way to make room for the next book in your failed romance library is to dust away the cobwebs, push that old dead weight out of your bed and get ready to do the ritualistic spring cleaning.
A spring clean comes in many shapes and forms. I mean, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a permanent empty recycle bin situation. Every player in your life has their own shelf life, and try as I might to find it, sadly, there’s no stock standard expiry date or fool proof strategy for a clean getaway. From the phase out of a flirtationship that literally dried up, to the cold turkey removal of a horizontal companion. While some may put up a fight, sometimes you get lucky and can sign off with nothing more than an emoji.
When the time comes for a flirtationship phase out, the signs are loud and clear. The once hilarious and cute jokes are suddenly lame and annoying. That once cute face now makes you want to punch it or dry reach at the sight of it. When a flirtationship remains just that for an extended period of time, the demise is inevitable really. Maybe its because no one had enough balls to make a move, maybe its because you were only ever in each others presence as a steady back up plan. Whatever the reason, the stale flirtationship isn’t doing either of you any favours, and the sooner you begin operation phase out, the less strenuous this particular clean up will be
Now, if you’ve followed this blog enough, then going cold turkey on a horizontal companion is easy, because you would know the number one rule is to not have their number saved in your phone. Set the scene up right and you should only need a “thanks for the memories” text to close this chapter. Always remember that this companion is only there for you to play with when it suits you, they’re like a home delivered pizza. Convenient at any time, but still not as good as going out for the real thing, unless you’re stumbling home drunk at 3 in the morning, thanks vodka!
And then there’s the rare occasion when you have that one book that you simply can not put down. When an expiration date is more like a refresh on your browser. While waiting for something to load, or to blow your load, you suddenly get a fresh perspective of what’s on offer and sometimes, it isn’t that bad. Despite how often you’ve moved it around, tried to ignore it, burn it, or throw it away, for some unknown reason the expiration date on this one is forever illegible and it becomes something else. What that is though, I have no idea. For now, it remains your never ending story.
At this point in my life, the spring clean has become something of yearly ritual, adding more proof to the pudding that I am definitely earning my badges of honour when it comes to the single crusade. It’s possible that I’m not doing it right, I never was known for having the most organized wardrobe or matching homewares, I can however vouch for the fact that the new additions seem to get more fun every year!
So, heads up for the single reader, regardless of what category your characters fit into, sooner or later you’ll have to man up and realize that it’s time to start cleaning up and clearing out, how else are you supposed to make room for your new adventures when you’ve old meat got clogging up your feed.
…love, lala x
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