Appreciating Dierks’ “Lot of Leavin’ Left to Do” For Those Of Us That Aren’t Ready To Settle Down

Welp, I did it again. I self-sabotaged what had started to resemble what I’m assuming a stable relationship probably looks like. It’s far from the first time… and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

I know I’m not the only one that does this. So, if you’re anything like me or you’ve ever been on the other end of this situation, you may be asking why we keep doing this. I was asking myself the same thing and then the answer came on the radio to remind me.

“The Lord made me hard to handle, and lovin’ me might be a longshot gamble.”

Now, of course I’ve known this for a long time, but sometimes you get wrapped up in these situations and think it might sound nice to try out for a little bit. Only to realize that you just aren’t quite ready yet.

Maybe I should start each relationship with a warning label:

“Before you go and turn me on, be sure that you can turn me loose. ‘Cause I still got a lot of leavin’ left to do…”

Either way, I felt like Dierks deserved an appreciation post for reminding us that it’s okay to not be ready to settle down. Especially on a day like today, when you feel like you’re supposed to.

A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock