After the E-Harmony fiasco and a bad boyfriend, I decided maybe dating was not for me. I went into dating hibernation and instead moved across the country and started a new job. That took up a bit of my time. I started the new job in Houston, TX in March. This meant I had new people, new hospitals, new charting and medical record systems, a new apartment, new city, new places to shop, new places to eat, etc. Starting a job after the new year had started also meant I had no vacation time until later in the year, after the busy months of summer. My first break was at the end of September. I had two weeks off but none of my friends had the same vacation time. I certainly did NOT want to do a “stay-cation” so I did what anyone would do (or not) with two weeks off alone! I went to Tanzania and went on safari in the Serengeti for a week and then climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. Was it like “Eat, Pray, Love”? No! I did eat very healthy as there was no snacking or junk food. I prayed I wouldn’t be attacked by a buffalo, lion, or leopard and that I would make it to the top of the mountain, and back down. I loved everything about the experience, nature, making new friends. I also loved that I had dropped 8 pounds and came back feeling good about myself and ready to attempt dating again.