How I Met Your Father: Hitting the pause button on finding your Dad

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Kids, every now and then during the search for your father, I would hit a really bad dating patch. Ones where the guys I was meeting online and then in person just weren’t doing it for me.

This unsatisfactory experience would lead me into a spiral of panic attacks that I wouldn’t have you so I would become desperate and date even worse suitors and so the cycle continued.

In early 2016, after Mr Overeager‘s particular brand of Valentines ‘Day nastiness and the budding romance with Merlin 39 dwindled to non-existent, I just about had it with guys and romance.

Yes, I was six dates shy of the 28 but I figured that that gave me some time to play with and that I could take a breather, a pause if you will, to just be single and be me.

Just being single, though, as it turned out wasn’t all that bad … I got to do amazing things, like training for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon fun run; having awesome movie dates with your Spirit Mom and aunt Sam; attending concerts and so much more.

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Learning the art of being solo was an important lesson and one I would keep repeating for years to come because dating wasn’t the be all and end all of my life.

As your Nan often said to me when I was growing up: “When something frustrates you, take a break from it and do something else. When you return to it, you’ll be refreshed and ready to do it all over again.”

As it turns out, she was right – taking a break led to meeting your father, and ultimately, having you 😉

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