I am 28 and working as a PA in Central London. I like my job but I really have exhausted the job’s potential and feel that I need to progress my career. I considered pursuing an Executive PA job, but the economy is not good and there are few jobs out there. So, I have decided to take a course in order to attain my goal.
In my personal life, I have not had a serious boyfriend for years, just lots of disappointments. I have had cheaters, losers, ugly guys, you name it. However, now I have decided it is time to look for someone special. I think that a lot of the problem that I have had is that I over analyse men and scare off the goods one. Therefore, my pickiness just leaves me in a lot of hopeless relationships with unsuitable guys.
I considered looking on the internet at some dating sites, but for the first time in a long time I decided to chill and see what comes along. They always say that if you do not try too hard, guys will just come to you. In the gym at lunch, I met a guy form my work. He works in my building and started up a conversation at the water fountain. Normally, I would be shy and come across aloof, but I think my adrenaline had kicked in from an hour in my spinning class. After a flirty and friendly conversation, he asked me out for a drink. I could not believe it.
Afterwards, I went back to the changing room and was horrified to see how hot and sweaty I looked. However, I thought to myself he still talked to me looking like this, so I cannot be too bad.
I must say he was quite handsome, not my usual type though. He has an unshaven look and very tall and muscular. Slightly rugby or rower type of build and had that general look, which is not generally for me. However, now I am much more relaxed about these things.
Our date was Friday, but I had an important day, prior to the date. I had found an Executive PA Course in London that was aimed at experienced and advanced people, like me. After my class I felt great, as I could feel that I was moving forward in my life. This relaxed me for my date, as I took a much more horizontal approach to the date.
Normally, I may have been quiet and a little awkward due to nerves, but this time I was laughing and joking from the start. He is a lovely man and quite smart. His name is Pete and he is actually from New Zealand. His sport of choice is rugby, but I could already tell that. He is a little older than me, but essentially he is a good guy. He didn’t try anything on the date, which is a good thing. However, I would like another date. I’ll see if he rings me, but I’m pretty certain he will.
Here is my story of how any girl can move forward with her life in both dating and at work, through a Course.