Went on a bike ride today for the first time in many years. My best guyfriend has been encouraging me to do this with him for so long, yet I never would. Was too nervous to do so. Not exactly sure why. We had a nice time and traveled about 4-5 miles each way down a bike path. Actually was a cool experience and I look forward to continuing to do this activity with him and other friends going forward. In fact, another guyfriend texted yesterday to ask me on a bike ride, so now I feel confident enough to try to keep up with him for a night ride one of these days.
On the agenda for tonight is the game Monopoly over at my galpal’s place with some of her people. She bought sandwich fixin’s so I’ll be having dinner over there as well. Hoping to whoop her on this game, just as I have the last two we’ve played so far (Sequence and Cards Against Humanity). hehe Haven’t played Monopoly in a long while but used to love playing it with my dad and brother while growing up.
Feels like life is opening up new possibilities. Weird that I decided to trap myself in my apartment and in my former relationship instead of getting out and mingling with people who are into the sort of things I enjoy. Like I forgot who I was or I got caught up trying to be someone I am not. Was a very strange period of time. Guess that’s what depression can do to a person.
Met with an older lady for coffee yesterday and had a heart-to-heart about navigating in life. That went well. We’re planning to go on a walk on Thursday evening if the weather is nice enough.
What else? Oh, another guypal invited me out to the bar last night, already aware that I had quit drinking. So I joined him and ordered an orange juice and a water and just hung out. That went well also. I didn’t actually feel tempted to drink really. Just was nice to be out and about, observing people and conversing, though I could’ve done without the blaring techno music. Stayed a little over an hour and then headed home, not worried about the cops pulling me over for once. Felt good to maintain control and to be able to measure my words carefully so as not to offend, which alcohol obviously tends to hinder.