I have always been a solitary person. My fear of broken relationships has kept me away from socializing, and I have lived a robotic life with work, my pet, and taking care of my family.
But on December 12, 2022, everything changed.
It was just a simple “Hi” on WhatsApp, but soon we were delving into deeper conversations about our past experiences and apprehensions. I was intrigued by this person, but I pushed him away, just like I had done to so many others.
To my surprise, he didn’t give up on me. He said he was open to sitting down and talking with me, and even though I tried to resist, he saw right through me. Suprisingly, I don’t even know the last I heard something like that. He could sense my fear of people leaving and my belief that all relationships have an expiration date.
But he didn’t leave. Instead, he listened, understood, and empathized with me in a way that no one had before. I don’t know what it was about him, but something made me keep talking to him.
As we continued to chat, the suspense grew. I didn’t know where this was headed, but I couldn’t help but feel excited and nervous at the same time. There was something different about this person, and I couldn’t shake the feeling that our conversations were leading to something more.
I don’t know what made it to keep on going guess I might never know the concrete reason ever. But this for sure was not going to be a 2 days conversation.
There was more to it.