New Phrase Alert: “The All-Around”
I know I wasn’t just the only one deeply into U.S. gymnastics during the summer Olympics just a few months ago.
We all know that in gymnastics, the folks work as a team, but can also win individual medals in specific events, and then, if you can do everything and score well, you are in the All- Around.
If you win the All-Around, that means, basically you are awesome at everything.
It’s so sad, but I’m starting to feel this way about men.
There are some men who excel in conversation.
Some who excel in putting it all the way down in the bedroom.
Some are just fine as hell.
Some excel in just making you feel like you are the most special person in the world.
Some know how to fix things.
Some make you feel secure and that they will handle whatever situation that arises.
Some know how to navigate your moods. Or encourage your spiritual side.
No matter what you call it, everyone is looking for the All-Around champ.
You know, the person who does all of your “required events” really well.
Or even if they messed up one event, they did so ridiculously awesome in the others, those high scores still helped that person get on top.
While I do want an all-around, I think I’m going to just recognize folks for the events they are really good at, and be mature to leave it there.
Some folks on a gymnastics team are brought on because they bring up the team’s scores. They won’t be an all around champ, and that’s fine. They could still win an event individually.
Men, I’m realizing, are a bit similar.
Remember gals and guys, every one can’t win the all-around. Only a select few can do it. You should feel the same way about who will ultimately win your heart.