The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: I Don’t Live There Anymore

Quote of the Day:

“You can drive down this street all you want…because I don’t live here anymore!” ~Sex & the City

The Single Woman Says:

This weekend, I travel to NYC for the second leg of the “Oprah’s Lifeclass” tour…and I can’t help but reflect upon the last time I traveled to the Big Apple and what different circumstances surrounded the trip. As those of you who regularly read my blog know, back in September, I took a very Carpe Diem trip to NYC to see my long suffering “Mr. Big.” (See my column “The Return of Mr. Big.”) While I was there, he shut down a jewelry store and showed me an array of engagement rings…which he failed to put on my finger by forgetting to propose (See “Three Days In New York: Parts 1-4”). The whole great big fiasco was a perfect illustration of his complete inability to commit to me over the last several hundred years or so (actually, 6 years…but who’s counting?), which was the final nail in the coffin for me. I walked away and didn’t look back. So the quote above, which Carrie says to Big in season 6 of Sex & the City as she’s getting ready to move to Paris and FINALLY move past him felt like an appropriate quote for this journey to New York. The truth is…I DON’T live “here” anymore…“here” being the head space that has any desire to reach out to my Mr. Big and tell him that I’m returning to NYC. I have no idea if he’s there right now on business or not, as we haven’t spoken in months, but why should he get the pleasure of my company when all he has ever given me is the pain of his indecision? I wish him the best…I really, really do…but Mandy 2.0 has evolved past the uncertainty, indecision, and BS. Ironically, I’ll be in the city exactly six months to the day that I last saw my Mr. Big. So if Life and God and Fate see fit to miraculously cross our paths in NYC…so be it. (And I know in a city of MILLIONS, this is HIGHLY unlikely, however, stranger things have happened. Especially to me…LOL!) Otherwise, I’m going to go about my business and have a BIG adventure of my own. And as for Big? He can drive down the road not taken all he wants…because I DON’T LIVE THERE ANYMORE.



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