This New Year is going to be different. I am going to find someone worthwhile to date, my clock is ticking, I need to hurry up.
What are the chances of conceiving at 37?
This baby fever has hit me suddenly and now I cant stop thinking about having my own. I have been too focussed on my career. That explains why I am the youngest VP in this fiercely competitive male dominated industry. I cant complain. I love what I do and I love the money.
I have been too busy and extra cautious after my heartbreak with John. Never will I let any other man into my heart.
Focus now, I tell myself, as I look around the bar and my eyes freeze. Its John right across with his pretty wife by his side. They are sipping margaritas.
His gaze is rooted towards me, I give an awkward smile. I hope he just turns away and I can move to a new party. But to my horror, he is walking towards me.
Buckle up, show him how happy you are and what he’s missed, I walk towards him and we shake hands.
“How have you been”?, I ask
“Good, am moving to Paris. Have got a new job as the Marketing Head of Acuqia. The kids are in boarding school, trying to find out what works best for the family. Just bought a new Merc. How about you?”
“Awesome, as always. Enjoying my single life, dating a pop star now. I just split with Mike, he was getting too possessive. Travelling to Europe next week on a trip with my girlfriends, life couldn’t be better”.
With that we part ways, each wishing that the other’s life was a misery, making up stories of a wonderful life which is not true.
John hides the divorce papers in his bag and I hide my ticking biological clock in my mind as I plaster a smile and bar hop to find a new man.
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