The strange thing about this situation is I don't know if I want to have anyone new in my life. I was speaking to my father-in-law, and he says that I will eventually meet someone. While I'm happy to meet people, I don't know if I want another relationship. I was with my ex-wife for around 13 years - 7 of those being married, and I didn't think I wanted to have anyone else. No - I was sure I didn't want anyone else. I didn't want anyone else, and it didn't matter how or what approached us in life, as long as I was with her. But now it is over - and I think she was right to make that decision.
So now I'm meeting new people, but as I told a friend of mine (pappaD), I'm keeping any personal relationships at an arm's length. It appears everyone is very friendly in Canberra. It's not a void when it comes to meeting new people. And since I don't cook for myself, I seem to be meeting a lot of new people - especially in the hospitality industry, something I have a history with. So far, the people I meet can be categorised into 3 different groups:
- People that give me crap (as in tease me - for no reason)
- People that get me drunk
- People that keep me fed, alive and available for the next day
Finally, there is another group - a very exclusive group - but more of that later on, because 14 years is a long time, and I doubt anything will happen!