One of yesterday’s writing prompts was to write about a time when you had a Goldilocks experience – arriving at something that was “just right” after experiencing things that were too much of one thing or too little of another. My Goldilocks experience has to do with dating and men.
Back in college, I dated some good boys and some bad boys, always torn about which ones were the better fit. The good boys were often cute, quite witty and polite. They made great grades and had their eye on the future. But they were often boring and uptight.
During my bad boy phase, I was really fascinated with guys who had longer hair and who drove motorcycles — the total bad boy stereotype. I was also fascinated by anyone who my parents didn’t approve of, because that made it all the more fun. These bad boys were cute and definitely more fun, but often not super thoughtful or smart and usually far from ambitious. And I was sure that the lack of ambition thing and the not so smart thing would really wear on me after a certain period of time.
Luckily during my senior year of college I came across an anomaly. A rare combination of bad boy and good boy all mixed into one human being. Crazy smart and witty, handsome, romantic and thoughtful and just the right amount of ambition. And someone who could never bore me. The fact that he didn’t have a sexist bone in his body was an extra bonus.
And fortunately, 21 years later, everything is still ‘just right.’ For this I am truly grateful.
Have you ever had a Goldilocks experience?
PS: Some really frightening images of sexy Goldilocks Halloween costumes came up when I searched for an image. In case anyone is looking for costume ideas. 🙂