Having been asked so often for advice on men and just giving it out freely, one woman surprised me one day by asking: “ Do you know so much about men from books and stuff? Or is it all from personal experience? ”
I thought about it for a bit with a big smirk on my face before responding:
“ You know, the truth is, the more men I dated the more confused I became!” I laughed. “ But, after years of confusion, I decided to start dating consciously. I did “field work”, I read books, attended seminars, workshops and it took all sorts of experiences and lessons to know what I know today. “
She looked puzzled.
“ I didn’t learn about men from just being in successful relationships, I didn’t just get married one day to my Prince Charming and live happily ever after. I went through a ton of…ahem…stuff first.” I clarified.
“And on top of that, I made sure I read just about every book about men and dating ever written! “
I chuckled as I stared at all of the self-help books I had in my bookshelf. By now, I had spent thousands and thousands of dollars on books, courses, seminars and other educational materials to learn about men.
After the woman left, I thought about our conversation further, I reflected on all of the lonely nights I had spent crying and all of the heartaches I had been through. I am grateful for all of them; as they were lessons that needed to be learned, don’t get me wrong, there were plenty of good times too but it’s often life’s “hard knocks” that teach you best.
I guess this was when I decided to write about all of my “expeditions” that I had been on. By writing about my own personal experiences I hoped that other women would read them, learn from them and even have fun laughing at my expense on some of the more comical adventures.
I encourage women to view their dating time as them being on a Safari which is described as a journey or expedition, for hunting, exploration, investigation or any long or adventurous journey or expedition for research and education. I encourage all women to get out there and explore. Take the time to date, enjoy yourself and learn. It’s never too late to start!