The past week evoked a lot of emotions for me. In the beginning of the week I was a little down about my financial situation and realized my current career happens to been in the low paying scale of the industry. My real estate club had a forum for its members on last Thursday evening (moderated by yours truly) featuring a couple of industry panelists discussing the future of commercial real estate. We thought this was very important for the obvious reasons, but it was during this conversation I had an epiphany. Someone asked about the job market and what could we do to be more marketable within the industry, and one of the speakers who is also a professor at our school gave excellent advice on ways in which we should improve our technical skills. He motioned the skills he expects and looks for when interviewing applicants particularly MBA students.
It was after this discussion I made the decision to take a few real estate courses offer through my department to develop my analytical skills, this same speaker also offered to be my mentor. I felt privileged to be in an environment where someone is finally giving up some useful tips/information.
I spent this past weekend with My Guy. Usually he has his son from Friday to Sunday morning, but this weekend he had a free pass and wanted to spend it with me. Friday night after worked I packed my little weekend bag and headed to his place. As I was in route he sent me a text to meet him at this bar that’s near his house to join him and his friends. In fact, his text read: ‘I want to show you off”. I met his friends who were really cool, they took off about an hour later and we headed to his house.
He cooked dinner while we talked and watched TV; it felt so natural and routine for us to be spending this time together. It was after dinner when we were laying out on his sofa when he asked: “where do I stand on this relationship?”. At first I didn’t understand what exactly he wanted to know. After he explained that he simply wanted to know my feelings about us, looking back I see it was his way of starting a conversation about his feelings and really letting me know where I stood.
Without going word for word, I learned that he wants to start integrating me into his world by introducing me to special people in life; hence meeting a few of his friends that evening (which was unexpected on my end). He explained that he doesn’t want me to feel like he’s keeping me a secret. The truth of the matter is I had to realize myself that we’ve been together a little over 3 months now, and I wanted him to introduce me to people when he felt he was ready. I never pestered him nor felt like he was keeping me in the dark. He also mentioned he has falling in love with me and said those magical three letter words. The funny thing is I’ve dreamt even fantasized about having that conversation with him and it was actually taking place. He was the one who thought we where at a point in our relationship where we’re turning pages and starting a new chapter.
For the first time I feel like I am in a real and meaningful relationship, which is why I respected not rushing into the I love you. But once we said those words to each other it felt so good. Needless to say I enjoyed this weekend very much.