New member introductory post
I periodically look around on LiveJournal for "partnerfree" communities in the hopes of looking for likeminded individuals, particularly women. I've found a lot of "single and looking" places, but today was the first success I've had in finding the former. Maybe it's just that I never thought of the term "partnerfree", which seems to be the best description available. Anyway, I'm thrilled to have finally found the kind of community I was interested in.
I'm twenty-seven years old, and currently living at home with my parents while making plans on an out-of-state move in a few months. I've always been single; in grade school I had a major crush on a guy, and in high school I fell in love with my best friend. I never really thought about it until after high school was long over, but at some point a few years ago I realized that even though I have experienced romantic feelings toward men more than once, I never had any genuine interest in being
with them. Today I am out a stage in my life where I have accepted and embraced the awareness that I have no desire to be "with" another person and that there is nothing wrong with living this way.
My reasons are very simple: I've always been a lone wolf. I prefer doing things on my own, whether it's going to a movie or dining out, because then I'm not obligated to abide by someone else's schedule. I'm also a very selfish person when it comes to living my life. I love the knowledge that I can go to bed and get out of bed without worrying about whether I'm disturbing someone else, that I can watch whatever I like on tv without depriving someone else of their favorite programming, that I can take the notion in my head to go on a weekend trip without worrying about a significant other's own schedule, that I can take a shower for as long as I want and not be concerned with leaving enough hot water for someone else. This is freedom, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
My interests would include collecting animation art, reading (oh, how I love to read), Tolkien, language, history, and a dozen other subjects. Mostly, I'm just a book nerd.
Thanks for creating this community, I look forward to being a part of it. Current Mood: busy