Hey folks, I hope I haven't lost my reading audience, as I don't update as much. Today, I'm inspired to write about my recent break-up. First, I was in a long distance relationship with a much younger guy. Some thought that was foolish, however I'm an optimist. I believe one can make it work if both parties are on the same page. We met through mutual friends and hit it off from the beginning. At the time, I wasn't seeking a relationship, as I had not been in anything serious in years. Sad story short, he decided that the long distance thing wasn't working for him anymore. During the time of our relationship, which lasted almost a year, we made time to see each other at least once a month. As time went on, I felt like I was putting more energy into the relationship than he was. I truly saw myself falling in love, but he didn't feel the same. I probably should have cut it off then, but again I'm an optimist and a hopeless romantic (who would have ever thought). I'm glad to say that I learned quite a bit about myself and learned that I can date at a distance and remain faithful. I suppose it is better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all.