Out of all the douche bags I’ve met, which unfortunately is way too many to count, there have been a couple good ones. Hindsight may be 20/20, and I probably should have kept the few good ones, because they were truly great; I just didn’t like them… for me. I tried explaining to a friend of mine the other day, you can’t like everyone that likes you, but what you can do is explain nicely that it simply isn’t the right time, you’re better as friends, you’re not looking for the same thing, or you can be extra honest and tell them the true reason why you’re not interested in them anymore.
After thinking about this, I began to think about what happens when you find someone that you like, you’re comfortable with and thoroughly enjoy being around, they appreciate you and you appreciate them but you’re not looking for the same thing? Or maybe the time just isn’t right? Then I realized, it’s when you’re in this situation, that you’re caught in what we’ve all been caught in at some point or another, the In-between. In-between what you want and what you can have.
Is it when we’re stuck in the in-between that we have to hope and keep all fingers, toes and hairs crossed that somewhere along the road in the future you bump into the same person again? When the time is better? Believe in happy endings? Or, do you take a chance, go with your gut and make a decision that may seem like a mistake yet may just simply be a chance worth taking? The in-between is not easy, in fact, all the times that I’ve ever been in the in-between someone’s feelings have gotten hurt. So, I wonder, when, if ever, will I find what is really on the other side, and not just what’s in-between?