It’s been a long time since I felt challenged by anything, even in little ways. I’m taking this Python course, and while most of it is fairly straightforward and simple, there are still challenges that I have to struggle through. And while I hate it, I love it.
To clarify, I’m fairly certain I hate it because I might be a bit conceited when it comes to my intelligence and ability to learn. I’m used to most things coming easily, especially if I want to learn them. So to find that I have to try and put forth effort makes me feel insecure, makes me worry that perhaps I’m not smart enough for tech. But at the same time, it presents a challenge to be overcome, and I love that. I love knowing that I don’t have all the answers, that I will have to put extra time into something to understand it fully. I get bored so easily that I need things that keep me stretching.
Putting the words “love life” in the title feels a little misleading, but since when have my titles been any good, anyway?
More specifically, I don’t have a love life. I do have a very active dating life. (ha!)
I’ve been texting a woman this last week. I’m meeting her tomorrow–we’re going to my favourite dive bar. I think the atmosphere is perfect there. It’s casual, it’s friendly, it’s divey. We’ve been having some good texting rapport, but of course, that really means nothing in the end. And, she’s rather new to the area, still pretty homesick, so my instant suspicion is that perhaps she is just lonely and cannot be trusted to be truly interested. We’ll see how it goes.
Two nights ago I went out with a lady that very quickly became obvious she is too much my opposite. Primarily, the financial decisions she makes horrifies me. It goes beyond neutrally bad decisions (of which I make some myself) to harmfully bad (in my opinion). For example, when you’re broke and very much in debt already, it seems a poor idea to go to Thailand on credit… Anyway, she’s also one of those “free spirits” that sort of drive me nuts, to be honest. PLUS, she’s a hardcore vegetarian, and I ordered a burger. hahahaha I’m kind of a jerk.
And finally, my tattoo is healing nicely so far. It’s still a bit swollen, which I blame mostly on the heat and wearing long pants and shoes. There may be no connection, but I think there is. :)
Well, off to the daily grind!