What would Ganesh do?
Saturday morning found me on the most horrendous Match.com "date" in recorded history. First he was 20 minutes late. I should have taken that as a sign from the Universe. 10 minutes into our conversation I wanted to punch him repeatedly in the face. 15 minutes into the conversation I was mentally debating suicide vs. homicide. 20 minutes into the conversation I was devising ways to dispose of his body. And 30 minutes into the converation I had had enough so I just picked up my bag and left.
As I was fleeing down Canyon Road like the hounds of Hell were chasing me, I decided I need a whole new approach to online dating. No more "Well, he doesn't meet all my requirements but I should meet him anyway because he's probably a nice guy".
As I was venting to a friend, and after she stopped laughing, she gave me a small statue of Ganesh. Ganesh is the god of wisdom, learning, and wealth, as well as the destroyer of obstacles. He's become my daily reminder that developing clarity around what I really want in a relationship and setting the right intention to make it happen will enable me to find the person I'm looking for. I've been successful in doing that in every other area of my life so there's no reason I can't apply the same process to my love life. And while I'm doing that, Ganesh is in charge of removing all of the obstacles. I think we'll make a good team.