Right now is not forever

I was talking to a friend last week, let’s call her D. Now D is what I used to call a hopeless, sappy romantic. Watching every local or foreign romantic comedy, and praying that the same things she watched, would happen to her in her life. We used to spend hours contemplating life, love, and all in between, usually focusing on the second topic. I watched her four year relationship blossom, then slowly wither as her then prince fell short of her fairy tale dreams.

So you could imagine how shocked I was to hear this from her “It’s not forever, but it’s right now. He knows that.” about her new relationship.

Jaw on the floor, I prodded.

Apparently, this cinderella got tired of waiting for Mr. Right, and  Mr. Right Now came in the picture.

D then proceeded to tell me that I was too naive for my own good. That I should stop waiting for someone to sweep me off my feet and open my mind to every possibility. I could only nod as my former partner in crime in all that was mush and sweet then tore apart all what used to be her vision of the future and told me to do that as well.

Honestly, I don’t know if I’m waiting for FOREVER. I’m only 23. And relationship wise, I’ve almost zero experience in handling the intricacies of interweaving two lives and making it work.  And I do, I do keep my mind open for possibilities. I know now that what can hit you can come from the most unexpected places.

But til then, D, I do hope you know what you’re doing.

A realistic optimist just trying to find her way.

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