What is A Single Year?

I’m 30, a teacher, traveler and sometimes writer.  Been married once and in and out of relationships constantly since I was 14.  After my last relationship ended I realized that I keep making the same mistakes over and over and I need to do something different.  So I’m doing this.

I’d like to know that I can be alone.  I’d like to fix the things about myself that need fixing.  And I’d like to someday have a functional  relationship and a family.  I have no idea where this will take me.  Maybe I’ll discover that I’m meant to walk alone.  Maybe I’ll grow in unforeseen ways.  I’m excited about the possibilities.

Rules:  Document each day in 100 words or less.  No relationships, sex or emotional entanglements for one year.  And maybe more than that.  We’ll see.

10 Responses to What is A Single Year?

  1. jonellep says:

    This is a such great place to do it. Every minute of every day you can find people doing something interesting that makes you think differently about life, but unlike in the States or Europe, you have to really go out of your way to cross the cultural barrier into real relationship land. So many people come to Japan trying to do that, and it ends up being the one thing that eludes them. What you’re doing will change the way you think and see the world for sure! Ganbatte, ne?

  2. Shiv says:

    ganbarimasu🙂 and thank you.

  3. Anonymous says:

    No emotional entanglements

  4. Emily He says:

    Hi Shiv! I nominated you for both the Liebster Award and the Versatile Blogger award! Visit my site!! Hope you’ll accept🙂

  5. Sree says:

    Shiv, I stumbled across your blog this morning and devoured every single one of your entries. I’m currently in Southern California (San Diego), yet feel this strange connection to you and your life right now. I want to write to you, will you send me your email?
    Sree

  6. Emily He says:

    Hey Shiv,
    I’ve “tagged” you!! Perhaps you’ve been tagged before, but if not, it’s just another cute wordpress game. Don’t feel pressured to answer the questions or anything. Just accept the “tag”🙂

  7. Hi. Saw your comment on your post. Thanks and sure I would love to meet another Trini if it is not too late. Are you still in Helsinki? Send me your email address and I’ll get back to you.

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