Tossing in My Chip
I've met someone. It happened, the way it always seems to, when I was looking the other way. Innocently minding my own business, getting ready (or so I thought), to summit the highest mountain outside of Asia. I was planning to start dating again when I returned, to maybe try some dating websites, a prospect that I find only slightly more thrilling than getting my teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist hopped on speed and mescal. But this man, who I met briefly a few years ago - I'm not sure we were even properly introduced - and know from Facebook, where we've followed each other's doings since that time, started messaging me a week or two before I left for Argentina.
2/28/2018 12:46:20 pm
beautiful piece. I can emphasise with your story. through my life i have been shaped and modelled to other peoples needs and not always good. It takes a strong person to recognise that not all is good, an even stronger person to walk away and a lot of guts to start again and believe in someone. When you do.....its lovely.....when you feel your heart start to sing again....well its like being reborn. x
2/28/2019 06:25:05 pm
Scholarships are very important in our community. Well, I do not think that everyone appreciates them as much, but they are rightfully important. For people like me who are not very healthy financially, we can use all the help we can get. For us to be able to make a living in the future, we need education. Scholarships allow people of poverty to go to school without thinking about the financial aspect of it, it helps us focus and give us dreams.
2/28/2018 01:35:30 pm
Your signature combination of exposed wounds and genuine optimism wins again. Hindsight might be 20/20, but foresight is at best an out-of-focus educated guess and that’s what I love about it. Enjoy that man and throw your chip out the window of a speeding vehicle 😉
2/28/2018 03:25:31 pm
Good men DO exist. I've found mine, and he's younger too. Gotta love that! :-)
2/28/2018 07:07:23 pm
I feel so connected to this... like, really, REALLY, connected. I was in a very similar place two years ago, so I can't wait to see where your journey will take you!
3/1/2018 12:26:38 am
Jill: Younger, taller, earnest and kind? Yeah, you deserve this, Kid.
3/7/2018 06:06:45 pm
Omg. Your blog.
6/10/2018 05:37:01 pm
Thank You! I hope you cause copy cats.. share.. everyone needs to know..they are not alone & there are people who love them.
10/7/2018 11:23:55 pm
I can't WAIT to read your autobiography!!!
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Jill Gleeson is a journalist based in the hills of western Pennsylvania. She is a current contributor to The Pioneer Woman, Country Living, Group Travel Leader, Select Traveler, Going on Faith, Wander With Wonder, Enchanted Living and State College Magazine, where her column, Rebooted, is featured monthly. Other clients have included