Exit Stage, Left?

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It’s rare that I go into any situation without an exit strategy. Now that I think about it, most aspects of my life include a way out, or at the very least, a back up plan.  Isn’t everyone like this or do I have commitment issues?

I honestly can’t even think of any moment when I didn’t think of a way to either deal with negative consequences or to get out of something. It’s not that I always have one foot out the door. I just like to know where the exits are. Maybe that’s the same thing. If a situation isn’t boring me, I’m afraid something will happen so it disappears, be it a job, a relationship (not that I’ve had many of them), or even a social occasion.

Maybe I’m just a paranoid freak or maybe I’m always bored.  I was thinking about this at work the other day and then again today when I made some social commitments.  It’s like a knee jerk reaction.  “Well, if I don’t like it, I can always leave,” seems to be my mantra for dealing with most things.

Then again, in my love life, I don’t usually look for the exits.  I try to just enjoy the moment.  Mostly, the men leave before I even notice that I should have been heading for the door, too.  In every other aspect of life, I seem to be doing fine.  Maybe I should have a more cautious attitude when it comes to love.

You know what? Fuck it. Life is short. I’m not going to regret enjoying myself, past, present or future.

About Amy Ruiz Fritz

Wine drinker, LEGO minifigure enjoyer, movie watcher, furniture re-arranger, Nook reader, traveler, online shopper, aphorism collector, cheese lover, humor blogger?

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