This post is a part of an ongoing series entitled MIP (Man In Progress).After my 25th Birthday I decided to improve three aspects of my life, my physical well-being, my romantic relationships, and my writing career. My philosophy is that a writer’s work and his life are irrevocably intertwined and in order to improve one, we inevitably have to improve the other.
Every good tale is not complete without a good love story.
My tale is no different.
This is my love story:
About five years ago I fell in love with someone, and he fell in love with me, and we broke up because of the distance. We kept in touch, but haven’t seen each other since then.
This past year I realized I still felt the same way about him, even though so much time had passed.
But I still had no idea how he felt about me.
But then–what do you know?–a few months ago I received an e-mail from this very same ex telling me that he plans on visiting me.
We are going to meet in person for the first time in more than 5 years.
It is funny how life works, isn’t it?
I am learning that as soon as you make your mind up about something–whether it has to do with work, or travel, or romance–life responds rather quickly.
You see, it was only a few months ago that I had realized how I really felt about my ex, and here, suddenly, I was given a chance to see him in person again.
Life was giving me the chance to tell him everything that was currently on my mind.
At first, I have to admit, I was a bit unnerved by this serendipitous event when it appeared. My initial impulse was to resist it.
But, after a while, I realized that I was being silly: I needed to embrace my love story.
And that is what I did.
I decided not to waste this opportunity. I decided to act. I decided that I was going to tell him how I feel.
I decided to lay it all out on the table, and just see what happens.