I thought I was ready. I thought I had said my goodbyes. I thought I was strong enough. I knew it was coming. I thought I could readily move on.
I was dead wrong.
Until now, I am getting over the loss and the pain. Albeit there are good days where I last 24 hours not thinking about it, the bad days still come. And when they do, it envelops me with profound sadness and grief.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and my thoughts naturally turn to dating and finding that life partner. I’ve been struggling in this area and I know I’ve made quite a number of mistakes. I recall my mom telling me at some point in my life, “Joy, I know you’re intelligent and accomplished and all that, but when it comes to love, medyo tanga ka talaga!*’