So, this may sound blasphemous, but I think lent is becoming trendy. The number of people that give something up for lent without being Catholic or doing it for the religious purpose, I feel like it’s accepted as like a New Year’s Resolution of a sort. Idk.
In that fashion, I am giving up men for 40 days. Someone said it jokingly (for herself) and I laughed and said whatever and moved on. Then I went home and thought about it.
I’m not a floozy by any means, but I’m low-key boy crazy after finally feeling like I have closure with that boy I was heartbroken over for years.
That’s not good for me, though. I spent last Friday night on a date with a boy that I knew wasn’t right for me because I liked the attention. In reality, it screwed up my weekend plans and I didn’t have fun. At all. And the worst part is I knew beforehand I wasn’t going to have fun!
I feel like trying to find a man takes up a lot of my life. But all of that time could be used to better me, to fall even deeper in love with me!
Growing up I saw this quote everywhere, “I want to be so in love with the Lord that a man has to follow him to find me.”
I like it, but I always felt like it was a little ridiculous. I don’t want a man to learn about God just to get with me. I think that sounds awful! Anyone else?
But, if we change that and say, “I want to be so in love with myself that a man has to get to know me to get me.”
Now that, I like. I want to be doing so well jamming on what makes me happy and marching to the beat of my drum, that a man really has to get to know who I am instead of me just falling at his feet because I think he likes me.
So, for 4o days I’m given up men. And honestly? I couldn’t be more excited.
Are you giving up anything for lent? How do you not spend so much time focusing on boys?