Monday, March 18, 2013

A Snippet from 10 Years Back

I was killing the time, resting in my bedroom going through some old journals tonight. Just for a change, I decided to read  back the things I wrote about from years ago and incidentally I found this:

It's the good girls who keep diaries. The bad girls never have the time. 
Yes, that's my penmanship in college. On this same day in 2003, I was asked that question by one of my staff (I did not know that person ACTUALLY BECAME part of my staff until last month, so sue me) out of the blue as I was busy editing. When I think of it today I find it funny why people back then seem to make a deal out of it when you're in college and you're still single. It's as if a romantic relationship is a requisite. The truth is, I did not really mind the fact that I was not dating anyone despite being in the legal age to do so back then. Maybe the person found it weird that on my part, while everyone in my staff (including this person), have their partners, I don't seem to look at it as a big deal (but I eventually, accidentally got in the bandwagon eight months after this note).

Things are different now. We're both established in our careers (okay, I am somewhat established). Yes, the person still jokingly brings up this question once in a while if there's a chance but at least now, I can give a rather politically-correct answer and just smile the whole thing off. I'd like to think that little by little, things in my life are starting to fall into place and while I would like to ask for the answer to this one, I better be content with what I have for now. One at a time just like what wise people say.

When I read this today, I can't help but laugh. I still can't believe I was asked this question in such a "wala lang, wala sa hulog" way a decade back.  Call it odd but years after this conversation, I would bump into the same person again. The catch aside from having the usual work life expected from people our age? We're both unattached to anyone. if that's a good news or otherwise, is something I do not know. But I'd rather let nature just take its course. After all, like how the late Steve Jobs puts it,  As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. 

You'll just know.

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