Lyla’s not my real name, unfortunately. As you will find out later, I am an elementary school teacher and I don’t want to lose my job if I’m caught talking about s-e-x on the interwebs. Anyways, I am your new contributor here at Ignite Fire. Of the other two writers, I’m the only one actually single and boy do I have some stories to tell.
Let’s dive right on in, shall we? I’m a 25-year-old sixth grade teacher and I make about enough money to live while supporting my lust/need for expensive hair products. I spend my working days teaching future generations the correct usage of your/you’re and talking them down from pure hatred toward their best friend for telling their crush about said crush. Oh and I referee four square. God, I hate four square (the playground game, my feelings on the app are non existent).
I’m going to go ahead and say that 2013 was a super shitty year for me. In December 2012 I accepted a proposal (the marriage kind) when I really shouldn’t have which of course fell apart around August. Later that month I got a new job and promptly my mother passed away 5 days before school started. The rest of the year I have been just trying to survive: go to work, do a good job at work, don’t yell at the children, go home, cry, repeat. A few days ago I also messed up a wonderful connection with my favorite fighter pilot in the United States Air Force because I asked the question, “Where do you see this going?” at an inappropriate time. Damn. I held a candle for that boy for longer than I even knew my ex-fiance so I’m a little bummed we can no longer flirt via text message. Oh well, live and learn, amiright?
So here I am, single in a city I haven’t been single in since I was 22 and ready to do this dating thing the right way. Objectively right.