I spent the weekend soaking in the good company of family. I have different reasons for recording things here sometimes. Like, sometimes I want to laugh, other times process, sometimes air and other times remember. Today it's to remember, so warning: this post is rated B for boring.
I want to remember how valued my dad made me feel tonight so I can measure dudes against this.
I updated my dad about my love life.
Me: So, yeah, I really like him. But it's not a tight bond or anything -- yet or maybe ever.
Dad: I hope he realizes what a gem you are. Of course I am biased but you really are unique. Please don't sell yourself short.
Me: I hope so too. I mean, I am a good girlfriend! I'm a really nice person. (Frown.) Actually both he AND the last guy said I was TOO nice.
Dad: Well I could see if someone was jaded, they may not think you were real and you're meeting people at an age where everyone has to be really picky because they don't want to make the same mistakes they've made before.
Me: Yeah, I get that. I'm picky too. So, what do I do? I really am good-natured and happy most of the time, do I have to be mean and bitter to seem real?
Dad: Just be yourself. People will see over time.
(Sent from my phone)