Well 2011... you were a year of transitions.
The last 2 weeks of 2011 are always met with frustration and reflection. You have to buy gifts, it's cold, it get's dark around noon so all you want to do is sleep... and the Giants are usually starting to implode leading me to drink a lot more and not go to the gym because it gets dark around noon.
In 2009 I celebrated New Years Eve in Rome. Rang in 2010 and said that it would be my year. I moved to LA and then back to NY. I have spent a full year in NY and feel like I am still in the same cycle of repetition.
2012 is going to be different and here's why...
I started the year as a writer for a cable news show. I should really use air quotes there but nonetheless I was a writer. In March, the Network approached me with a freelance producer position which I took and have been doing ever since. Well, one of my good friends who I work with got a promotion and is moving to the West coast and he has recommended me to take over his job. I've been told by his boss and numerous other people that I will most likely be taking his job and that in the new year, I will be offered a contract.
BOOYAH. Things are looking up. I am good at what I do and people recognized it. Already... 2012 is looking good.
This was a year of transitions for me when it comes to relationships. I have become more cognizant of my relationships with people. Not just the dates I go on but with my friendships. A lot of friends I have here in the NYC area have just evaporated. Mostly because the majority of them are now in relationships and only hang out with other couples and do what couples do best. Be lame and go to bed at 9pm.
As far as men go... I have come to the conclusion that all men are fucking awful. My dating life has become so comical that I have decided to write a web series based on my exploits. I have had some pretty incredible exploits over the last few months that include hooking up with a bartender at the bar, meeting a bunch of guys with boyfriends and husbands and semi-dating a former Marine who turned out to be dating a cousin of mine who is female.
Just to rant for a little bit.... but guys with boyfriends I need answers...
My roommate is in a situation where he is falling for a fuck buddy of his. The fuck buddy in question is in a relationship and is moving to London in a few months. Apparently the guy woke up and tried to get his partner to have sex. the partner was tired so he said go on grindr. My roommate and this guy have now been fucking off and on for a month. Why do guys in relationships do that? Having open relationships is incredibly common in the gay world right now.
Hell, I seem to only meet guys who are in relationships. The last guy I slept with picked me up at a bar. I was walking out with friends and he stopped me to talk. his sexy British accent kept my attention. Later that night after round 2 the guy answers his cell phone (at about 5:30am) and says, "Hey... yeah I am at a diner with friends. I am on my way home.... (hangs up) that was my boyfriend... he's waiting for me..."
I guess that's why we didn't go back to his place.
My friend Juan says that he has come to the realization that he will be single for the rest of his life. I have the same thoughts and then I think to myself that being single is kind of awesome. I have all these fun stories to tell my straight friends when we meet up...
Dating is hard here in NYC. I'm having fun. I wish someone would come out and swoop me off my feet.
2012... let's hope that man is out there somewhere.