Me: I just have decided that I am concentrating on my career first and foremost and if that means moving to a small town. Thats fine. I can work on my social life second. I feel like I already had that year of living with a girl friend, going to bars every weekend and having a social life. However, I had a horrible career life. First priority, job. Second priority, social life.
Mom: No. Second priority, find a man.
Me: I consider those the same thing. Having a good social life means the man will come.
Mom: No. You need to look and make it a priority to meet a man. Then the social life.
Alyssa (Sister): Laura, you need to make it a priority but I agree with you that it falls in social settings. I met (B) because we were friends first and had friends in common. Then we began dating.
Mom: Completely different! Laura's social life has never led to dating anyways.
Me: Thanks for bring that up.
Based on this conversation my priorities have not changed but it did get me thinking. Maybe I do have the wrong mind frame on this one but I don't know any other way to "find a man" except in my social life. I refuse at a young age to get on online dating and Craig's List is sketchy. (I'll embellish this in another post). Singles parties at some basement in a local church screams desperate. So I'll keep working on the job first and the social life/man second.