Today I got my first hike of the season in. It was a blast. I got a great cardio workout, and my ass feels a bit more lifted then it did this morning. I am pretty sure Mr. W (a.k.a. Mr. Wonderful) thought I was going to get him lost in the woods, due to the fact that I started down the wrong trail, but I managed to get us both back to the car safely. I was quite proud of myself, I did not fall once, even when we were traipsing through the snow. Mr. W has yet to experience that full depth of my clumsiness, but I was extra careful to pay attention to my surroundings today.
Now to address an issue that has been weighing heavily on my mind the last few days. I know that there are those out there that are really excited to see me on a path to a healthy relationship, and I am grateful that I have such a strong and loving support system around me. With that said, I am in no rush to rush things, and am a little reluctant, no make that extremely hesitant, to have the important people in my life get to know this guy. I am not ashamed of anyone, or him, I am just really enjoying getting to know this man, without the pressure of having to share my time with him amongst those who are very special to me. We have both agreed that we have a good pace going, and we are not ready to jump quickly into a full blown, completely committed, anything. Besides, we have only been seeing each other for about a month for God's sake.
There are some that may think I am being a bit of a shithead, and selfish because of this decision. I would like them to understand that I want Mr. W to be known as that great guy that I managed to find (and keep) rather then saying "Remember that one guy you brought around, what ever happened to him?" To me, meeting the family (and I mean blood line family, not friends that I consider family) is a big big deal, and I really want to make sure he is worthy of getting to know the amazing people that they are. I am just asking everyone to respect my effort to build this into something more then a brief fling. The lack of introductions is not at all a personal attack towards anyone, it is just me protecting my heart.