Thursday, July 10, 2014
Somebody That I Used To Know
Today I ran into one of my ex-boyfriends. As soon as I recognized him, I frantically texted Kyndra, "Ex-boyfriends should just disappear after they've been broken up with. They should vanish entirely." Except for the one I'm dating (re-dating?) right now--he can stick around. Anyway, the ex who surprised me this morning was my "main squeeze" from high school. I thought he had moved back to Ohio, so it was quite a shock to see him, and generally weird. I find it unsettling when people from my past pop up in the present without warning.
Context: I went to a mental health conference put on by New America Media and various other organizations. (More event details, if you're curious.) My ex is working for one of the advocacy groups that attended. We chatted about his job and it was all very normal, but I was freaking out on the inside. I'll admit that when I saw him, my first reaction was to feel relieved that I looked good. I'm way babelier now than I was in high school. So HA! Or, um, [insert mature reaction to this situation].
Post title obviously stolen from Gotye's hit song, which I've listened to 187318297 times.