Anyway, even though I took to spring cleaning a lot out of my life, I noticed some of those "missed spots" surfacing back into my life -- in the form of Lionel.
Now here's the thing: when I decided that I was done putting myself out there (and told him so), he was hell bent on making it up to me. And I, in the spirit of being an eternal optimist decided that I would take our history (and the fact that I find him so very cute) into account and hear him out.
So far, nothing's changed. And not that I expected it would, but I'd say it all came in full circle when my colleague Darren reminded me of a saying by Maya Angelou. Essentially, when people show you who they are, believe them.
Then it just clicked for me, as I remembered that an old dog doesn't learn new tricks... And the more things change, the more they remain the same. Hence, a replay of the same ol' game.
I guess it's true. Old habits really do die hard.
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