Out of My League

One evening, while I was on a break from work, I heard a song being played over the store’s speakers. Honestly, I didn’t hear the whole thing and I don’t know what it was about. I’d never heard the song before and I had no idea who sang it. But one line talked about a girl who was out of the singer’s league. That kind of got me thinking.

After thinking for a bit, I posted a status update on Facebook that received a number of jeers in the form of comments from friends and family members. What was this awful thing that I said? What could have warranted 14 derisive comments?

“I’ve just about decided that I’ll probably consider any woman worth pursuing to be out of my league.”

After getting so many negative comments on that one little status update, I felt the need to clarify what I said. I look at it and I realize why so many people had an issue with what I posted. I’m sure it sounded like I was putting myself down or that I was lacking self esteem or self confidence of some other self thing. That’s really not the case, kids.

Don’t worry. Self esteem is fully intact.

Now that that’s settled, I think we can all agree that I’m kind of awesome, right? The way I see it, whomever I wind up with should probably be equally awesome. I don’t want, nor do I think I should, settle for someone who is less than amazing. Well, someone who’s at least amazing in my eyes, anyway.

When I say I’ll consider her out of my league, I mean that I’ll probably see her in a better light than the one I shed on myself. Again, that’s not because I think less of myself. I just know that I’m going to want to place the love of my life on a pedestal. I’m going to want to constantly chase after her. I’m going to want to constantly try to impress her. Someone that I think of as out of my league will be someone that will push me to be a better person. Personally, I don’t think that’s a bad thing.

So, to those of you who thought I was tearing myself down, I hope this has shown you that that’s really not a problem. Good night, everybody.

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