Embracing My Singleness

One of the hardest things for me after I got out of a long term relationship was figuring what the heck I’d do with my time. I didn’t have someone wanting me to do this or that anymore. My life was again my life. It wasn’t something easy for me to comprehend, I’d forgot what it was like.

Last week, as noted in previous posts, I worked days and kept a busy schedule after I left my employer. I did Cleveland things, grilled out on the Superior Viaduct, went to a production at Quicken Loans Arena and got to see Omar at Progressive Field. Friday night, I went to Rock Bottom. The restaurant has anchored the Powerhouse for years.

I didn’t clear any of those visits with anyone. Anxiety didn’t fill my mind about deciding my priorities, I just did it. On Saturday, I volunteered at a non-profit organization and I loved every second of it. There’s confidentiality involved so I probably won’t detail much about my altruism. On Sunday, taawd rested.

At times, people have nicknamed me the “Mayor”. I know a lot of people and probably do too much a lot of handshaking and hugging around town. I’m proud of the people I know, I guess you could say it’s a hobby of mine. Meeting good people is my priority. That’s not something easily accomplished. You can meet a lot of people, but meeting quality people doesn’t happen often.

Those people are the ones who help me decide what I’m doing with my time. They’re the people who make me laugh, hope and leave with a smile on my face. If I want my alone time, it’s my decision not to answer the door, pick up the phone or return the text messsage. However, that sort of thing doesn’t happen that often because I love being around other people… good, quality people.

this blog entry partially inspired by my fellow blogger at the Cleveland Bachelor.

The Jake, Nope, The Pro!

Well, The Indians will play their next season at Progressive Field. Indians fans have come to know and love the nickname, The Jake. Get used to calling it, The Pro, The P (next to the “Q”). I have to admit liking the name, Jacobs Field, named after the last owner of the Indians. The Quicken Loans Arena was named after the former owner of the Cavaliers, Gordon Gund. Now it’s just the “Q”.
Should we start calling the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The “R”? We’d have “P”, “Q” and “R” covered then.
I’ve heard a lot of talk about the namechange but even more about the logo. No one likes it. It’s very simple. Of course, it’s Cleveland and just like everything else here, people have to get used to it first.
See you at the “P”, “Q” or “R”…