It was 2012. I’d been in Gurgaon for exactly 1 year. 1 year of being exposed to never-ending failure, nothingness, feeling like a big fat zero, being exploited by people, humiliated even, feeling ashamed or made to feel ashamed about my choice of walking out of a marriage where I wasn’t happy. My son was just 2.5 years old. I was down to my last 10k in the bank, was living alone, and was in the middle of my divorce proceedings.
Slowly and steadily the fog began to fade. I’ve never put in so much hard work in applying for projects (interior design). I would send 100 emails per day while crying bitterly in emotional pain and helplessness.
Incidentally, I was never fearful of anything; I always knew that I’m there for myself. The helplessness was coming because things were taking time to progress.
Well soon enough, I got an invitation to teach design at a college, I got offered 2 decent projects and my son got selected in a very good school.
By now (late 2013), I was happy and content with being alone. I was not even looking for anyone.
That’s when ladylove smiled and a friend of mine asked me to accompany her to an evening get-together at a restaurant (Feb 2014). And He was invited too. Uff, we saw each other, our souls left our bodies to greet each other and say ‘” Oh my God, where have you been!??? “
It was, yes it was love at first sight. We got married 3 months later ?
We both were 33 then. He was unmarried and I was divorced with a 4-year-old son (2014). All I asked him after saying hi, was… “So, what’s your story?”.
It’s been 7 years now. We’ve seen some terrible times, some awesome times but what matters is we’ve seen them ‘together’.
Whatever this life has planned for us, together as a couple and individually, going ahead..
I can truly say that I’ve experienced true love with this man.
He has been the most amazing friend, companion, partner, co-parent, and husband. I respect this human. A lot 🙂 “