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Thank you to everybody that came to our launch party on Wednesday 28th. It was lovely to meet you all and some interesting feedback has been submitted from our survey that was sent out to you all so thank you. We will definitely take it ALL of it into consideration.
On a different note, we have just created a Flickr account and uploaded the pics from our Launch Party there so have a quick browse: http://www.flickr.com/photos/myeventbucket/
You can also view these on Facebook so please go ahead and tag yourself! We have also put them on Skiddle, Meetup.com and embedded a Flickr widget on the right hand side of our website.
In the meantime, we are just about to launch a regular Monthly Networking Event, so keep your eyes peeled for this as it just about to be announced…
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It seems only inevitable that in a society where excess is celebrated and we are told that we are entitled to everything, our standards in dating and relationships subsequently become a lot higher. However, because we are told that we deserve more and that we should never settle for less, it is very easy to lose appreciation for the things that we do have.
When you hear a relationship problem being discussed, more often than not, the focal part of the discussion will be criticising and focusing on whatever that person ‘doesn’t do’ or ‘doesn’t have’. I’m not saying that its’ wrong to criticise every now and again, but I have learnt that in this bid to ‘have it all’ we risk losing sight of what we really do have or even worse, we had more than we realised but didn’t notice it because we were so busy ‘searching for more’.
This article will help to really emphasise the idea of appreciation in a modern society.
I can empathise with anyone who is sick of being single and thus views their experience as a negative one, but as cliché as it may sound; it is so easy to turn a negative experience into a positive one. Believe me; I have had many a bad experiences when it comes to dating. Things that would dishearten even the most upbeat person (and hindsight is such a wonderful thing) have taught me to appreciate those experiences instead. Without them I wouldn’t have learnt half the things I know about myself now and as cringe worthy or heart-breaking they may be I wouldn’t change them.
So often the past is regarded as a scapegoat for the reason people are ‘too scared to commit’, or ‘have trust issues,’ but the truth is, it’s just an excuse- if anything you should use the past to help you appreciate the present even more and what you have now. I cannot tell you how many people I know who have turned down, or deliberately not given a chance to someone great because of their past negative experience. I’m not saying that getting over a toxic ex is easy but if a person continues to allow this to effect their present then they’re only letting that person win.
You should appreciate that you’re no longer with them and you shouldn’t end up wasting any more time on them. So when you’re dating – instead of jumping straight into the negatives, try and focus on some positive elements instead. So what if he didn’t pay for the meal? So what if she’s not your ‘usual’ type? Stop moaning and give it a chance. If it doesn’t work out, learn from it and move forward. It’s really not as complicated as it seems!
When you do find someone great that you want to spend all of your time with, you can often sail into the honeymoon period where everything is seen through rose-tinted glasses and you cannot get enough of each other. But sometimes this can drift into a shock horror- reality. There are plenty of people who say ‘oh it was a natural connection, there was no need to put in the work, we just ‘clicked…’ But let me tell you this: No matter how perfect two people are for each other, no matter how much they have in common- all relationships can require work.
You can walk around and pray that the honeymoon phase will never end, but you’ll only be disappointed. Like any relationship, you have to put in effort and you have to learn to appreciate the good things. I always hear of friends who have ‘grown apart’, and the first thing I want to ask them, is did you bother to make plans with them? Did you put in any effort? And when they begin umming and ahhing, I just think to myself, is it any wonder? Appreciation is a two way street. You should appreciate the person you’re with, but you shouldn’t hang around for someone who doesn’t appreciate you.
I believe in positivity but not being taken for a fool. The moment you start taking your boyfriend’s goodnight texts, or your girlfriend walking you to the bus stop every morning for granted- you’re in trouble. Once you start taking the small things for granted, before you know it you’ll be taking the bigger things for granted too. I’m not saying that a person doesn’t deserve to be treated well, but I am saying that if you think everything in life will come to you and it’s your ‘entitlement,’ then you run the risk or your relationship collapsing because of your ego. And all because you didn’t appreciate what you did have when you had it. And as the saying goes… ‘You’ll miss it as soon it’s gone.
So don’t hate.
For those of you that would like to meet lots of single people and learn to appreciate a good time and potentially meet that ‘special one,’ MyEventBucket are hosting a FREE launch party and singles networking event at the Patch Bar in Black Friars on the 28th August and you are invited… So bring your friends and your work colleagues! This will be a great chance to mingle, meet new people and find out about the hottest new events in town; not to mention a couple of cheeky drinks in the meantime!
This is a ticketed event, but tickets are free so get yourself a space booked into this fabulous night! You can get yourself a ticket here: http://myeventbucketlaunchparty2013.eventbrite.co.uk.
We can’t wait to see you there.