Backpacker: You haven’t been very talkative this week
Me: Yeah… Things have been busy – I’m sure you know how that goes. I’m getting ready for my first teaching exam next month, I applied for a new job and have an interview next week, and my ex is out of country for a major surgery right now, meaning I really am parenting solo for the next 30-60 days. Not complaining… That’s just the lineup right now.
I have enjoyed our conversations. Writing is a comfortable space for me, but I’m not big on texting, at least not by itself. I think writing is a great way to relate to people, but the only way to actually know them is face-to-face. No pressure, because I really do understand being busy and choosing priorities. For me my priority with my limited free time is getting out with friends, and maybe expanding my social circle or exploring other options by meeting the random interesting stranger.
Ha, that was probably a more in-depth answer than you were really looking for.
Unspoken subtext: Dude! I’ve asked you out like 3 times already. Most girls don’t do the asking at all. Either meet up with me or stop texting already! It’s been 2 weeks.